19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
2
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Imari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kumamoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Beppu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore


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3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Itsukushima Shrine and Daishoin Temple will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Former Naval Academy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Miyajima, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, view the masterpieces at Schmoe House, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima journey builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Hiroshima at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Former Naval Academy
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hakozaki Shrine and Kamado Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nanzoin and Fukuoka City Museum. Step out of Fukuoka to go to Fukutsu and see Miyajidake Shrine, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Hakata Deitos, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, and stroll through Ohori Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip builder app .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Imari.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nanzoin, Miyajidake Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine

1
night
Imari

Imari
Imari is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Arita Townscape, look for gifts at Genemongama Aritakamamoto, and then contemplate the long history of Imari Okawachiyama.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Imari online travel planner .

You can drive from Fukuoka to Imari in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Imari

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Arita-cho
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3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Do your shopping at The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations and Kinkaido. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum and Onsen Resorts. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofukuji Temple, stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Unzendake.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Imari to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Onsen Resorts, Mt. Unzendake
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Kofukuji Temple ©
Kofukuji Temple

3
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Head to Tsuruya Department Store and KUMAMON products Nagataniyafor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Kumamoto Castle and Aratate Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kumamoto: Kaguraden (in Takachiho-cho) and Heitate Shrine (in Yamato-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Tetori Church, don't miss a visit to Reigando, and steep yourself in history at Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip tool .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Kumamoto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, plan for little chillier nights in Kumamoto, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho, Heitate Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Aratate Shrine ©
Aratate Shrine

3
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Step out of the city life by going to Angel Kimono Rental Beppu and Yufugawa Valley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Tsurumi and Futagoji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beppu: Bungotakada (Kumano Magaibutsu & Fukiji Temple). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Chinoike Jigoku, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eifuku-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Ikime Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Beppu trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bungotakada, Futagoji Temple
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu
Mt. Tsurumi ©
Mt. Tsurumi

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, look for gifts at Hakata Hyakunenkura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakata History Museum. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata and then contemplate the long history of Old Ito Denemon House.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Beppu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Old Ito Denemon House
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata ©
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata
Atago Jinja Shrine ©
Atago Jinja Shrine
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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