60 days in Nagasaki Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Nagasaki Prefecture Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 12 nights
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Sasebo
— 9 nights
3
Hirado
— 5 nights
4
Iki
— 6 nights
5
Tsushima
— 6 nights
6
Odika-cho
— 3 nights
7
Shinkamigoto-cho
— 6 nights
8
Goto
— 7 nights
9
Shimabara
— 4 nights

12
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Suwa Shrine and Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Takahama Beach and Costa del Sol. Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Omura Park in Omura--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, contemplate the long history of Higashiyamate Ko Jusanbankan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shitsu Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip itinerary tool.

Manila, Philippines to Nagasaki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in October; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Omura Park
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 9:
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

9
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
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Escape the urban bustle at Mifuneyama Rakuen and Nanatsugama Caves. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Kyushu Ceramic Museum and Hikiyama Exhibition Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Sasebo: Arita-cho (KILN ARITA & Genemongama Aritakamamoto), Kashima (Higashiyama Park & Yutoku Inari Shrine) and Karatsu (Nagoya Castle Ruins, Former Takatori House, &more). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Huis Ten Bosch. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Kujuku Island, get lost in a book at Takeo City Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Tenkaiho, and pause for some serene contemplation at Miuracho Catholic Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sasebo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Sasebo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hirado.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karatsu, Arita-cho, Imari, Takeo, Kashima
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 18:
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Mifuneyama Rakuen ©
Mifuneyama Rakuen
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Former Takatori House ©
Former Takatori House

5
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Hirado

Hirado ©
Hirado, historically known as Firando is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Catholic Tabira Church and Obae Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Neshiko Beach and Hitotsuku Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hirado: Genkai-cho (Hamanoura Rice Terrace & Hamanoura Seacoast). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hoki Church, get engrossed in the history at Matsuura Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Shimanoyakata, and relax in the rural setting at Hirado Seto Ichiba.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hirado itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sasebo to Hirado takes an hour. In November in Hirado, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Iki.

Things to do in Hirado

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Genkai-cho
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Shiodawara Cliff ©
Shiodawara Cliff
Catholic Tabira Church ©
Catholic Tabira Church
Obae Lighthouse ©
Obae Lighthouse

6
nights
Iki

Iki ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsutsukihama Beach and Ikijima. Iki City Ikikoku Museum and Tsukiyomi Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

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Getting from Hirado to Iki by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Hirado in November, expect nights in Iki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Tsushima.

Things to do in Iki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
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Saruiwa ©
Saruiwa
Ondake Shirine ©
Ondake Shirine
Takenotsuji ©
Takenotsuji

6
nights
Tsushima

Tsushima ©
Take a break from the city and head to Miuda Beach and Otahama Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tsushima Folk History Museum and Tsushima Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tsushima trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Iki to Tsushima in 2 hours. November in Tsushima sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Odika-cho.

Things to do in Tsushima

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Watatsumi Shrine ©
Watatsumi Shrine
Kaijin Shrine ©
Kaijin Shrine
Komodahama Shrine ©
Komodahama Shrine

3
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Odika-cho

Odika-cho ©
Popular historic sites such as Nokubi Tenshudo and Previosuly Nokubi Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odika Town Museum of History and Folklore and Ojikacho Awabi Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Odika-cho route app.

You can drive from Tsushima to Odika-cho in 8.5 hours. In December in Odika-cho, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Odika-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Ojika Island ©
Ojika Island

6
nights
Shinkamigoto-cho

Shinkamigoto-cho ©
Popular historic sites such as Aosagaura Church and Tsuwasaki Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Takaitabi Beach and Hamagurihama Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shinkamigoto-cho trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Odika-cho to Shinkamigoto-cho takes 1.5 hours. In December in Shinkamigoto-cho, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Goto.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:
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Aosagaura Church ©
Aosagaura Church
Ebukuro Church ©
Ebukuro Church
Fukumi Catholic Church ©
Fukumi Catholic Church

7
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Goto

Goto ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dozaki Cathedral and Mizunoura Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Goto Kanko History Museum and Fukue Samurai Mansion Furusato Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goto trip tool.

Traveling by car from Shinkamigoto-cho to Goto takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Goto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Shimabara.

Things to do in Goto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 21:
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Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral
Mizunoura Church ©
Mizunoura Church
Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach

4
nights
Shimabara

Shimabara
Shimabara is a city located on the north-eastern tip of the Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay in the east and Mount Unzen (including Fugendake) in the west, in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 44,936 and a population density of 540 persons per km². Step off the beaten path and head to Shimabara Castle and Onsen Resorts. Get in touch with nature at Gamadasu Dome (Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall) and Nita Toge. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimabara: Unzen (Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) & Unzen Nita Pass) and Hara Castle Ruin (in Minamishimabara). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Samurai Houses, stroll around Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park, and admire the natural beauty at Yusui Garden Shimeisou.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimabara online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goto to Shimabara takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Goto in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Shimabara, with lows of 2°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Shimabara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unzen, Minamishimabara
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Shimabara Castle
Shimabara Castle
Onsen Resorts
Samurai Houses ©
Samurai Houses