28 days in Tokyo & Kyushu Itinerary

28 days in Tokyo & Kyushu Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Beppu
— 3 nights
Train to Oita, Bus to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
Bus to Miyazaki, Train to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ibusuki, Train to Kumamoto
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will leave for Fukuoka on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:

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Fukuoka

City of Yatai

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 list of things to see and do now includes Nakatsugu, Canal City Hakata, Munakata Taisha Okitsugu Yohaijo, and other attractions. On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Ohori Park and then steep yourself in history at Fukuoka Castle Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Munakata Taisha Okitsugu Yohaijo, make a trip to Nakatsugu, and then enjoy some diversion at Canal City Hakata.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka road trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fukuoka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

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Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Thermal Spas, Yufuin Area, Kamado Jigoku, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Tsurumi and Umi Jigoku. There's more to do: make a trip to Oniishibozu Jigoku.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Beppu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Beppu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Beppu

Spas · Historic Sites · Baths · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

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Takachiho-cho

The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takachiho Shrine as well as Amano Iwato Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Beppu to Takachiho-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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Kagoshima

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sakurajima as well as Reimeikan. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Sakurajima.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima road trip planning app.

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Kagoshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Kagoshima sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

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Yakushima-cho

A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jōmon Sugi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Yakusugi Land.

Make your Yakushima-cho itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, Yakushima-cho is a bit warmer than Kagoshima - with highs of 70°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

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Kumamoto

Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kumamoto Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kumamoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in November, expect Kumamoto to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 48°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

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Nagasaki

City of Peace

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 Hamamachi Arcade (Hamanmachi Shopping Street) and 26 Martyrs Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Unzen (Unzen Nita Pass, Nita Toge, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, don't miss a visit to Exposed Camphor Tree, and examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki day trip tool.

Getting from Kumamoto to Nagasaki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

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Tokyo

Explore hidden gems such as Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Tree-lined Street and Meiji Jingu Gaien. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Mt. Takao (in Hachioji). See even more of Tokyo: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Garden, and explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Tokyo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.