42 days in Tokyo & Kyushu Itinerary

42 days in Tokyo & Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
3
Minamioguni-machi
— 2 nights
4
Fukuoka
— 1 night
5
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
6
Goto
— 2 nights
7
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
8
Amakusa
— 2 nights
9
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
10
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
11
Kagoshima
— 1 night
12
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
13
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
14
Usuki
— 2 nights
15
Yufu
— 2 nights
16
Beppu
— 2 nights
17
Kitsuki
— 2 nights
18
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
19
Tokyo
— 4 nights

4
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Tokyo

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Odaiba District, find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and take a stroll through Asakusa.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour website.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), stop by Shimamoto Mentaiko Hakata Ekimae and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shokoji Temple, thengo for a walk through Ohori Park, thenget answers to all your questions at Michinoku Yume Plaza, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fukuoka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Minamioguni-machi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurokawa Jizoson, thendon't miss a visit to Oshitoishi, and then admire the sheer force of Nabegataki Falls. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Senomoto Kogen, get impressive views of Mt. Aso, take a memorable drive along Kusasenrigahama, thenmake a trip to Aso Station, and finally get great views at Daikanbo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Minamioguni-machi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Minamioguni-machi takes 2 hours. In March in Minamioguni-machi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Fukuoka.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Nabegataki Falls, Mt. Aso
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:
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Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park.

Before you visit Fukuoka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Minamioguni-machi to Fukuoka in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Hakata Bus Terminal ©
Hakata Bus Terminal

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Heiwa no Boshi Statue, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, thenmake a trip to World Peace Symbol Zone, thentake in the views from Megane Bridge, and finally walk around Nakashimagawa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, thenget engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Nagasaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

2
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Goto

Goto ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Osezaki Dangai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the galleries of Fukue Samurai Mansion Furusato Museum, steep yourself in history at Fukue Samurai Mansion Street, steep yourself in history at Minjindo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dozaki Cathedral, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Fukuejima, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Onidake Volcanic Mountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Goto travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Goto takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Goto, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Goto

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Onidake Volcanic Mountain ©
Onidake Volcanic Mountain
Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral

2
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden and then make a trip to Shimotori Shotengai. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien, pause for some photo ops at Kato Kiyomasa Statue, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Goto to Kumamoto in 5 hours. Traveling from Goto in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Kumamoto. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amakusa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

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nights
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Amakusa Takahamayaki Juhogama and then pause for some serene contemplation at Oe Tenshudo Church. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Sakitsu Museum Minatoya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sakitsu Catholic Church, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Amakusa Matsushima Observation Deck, thensnap pictures at Amakusa Gokyo Bridge, and finally stop by Ai no Amakusamura.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amakusa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Amakusa takes 2 hours. March in Amakusa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kamiamakusa
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Oe Tenshudo Church ©
Oe Tenshudo Church
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Amakusa Gokyo Bridge ©
Amakusa Gokyo Bridge

2
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Kagoshima City Aquarium.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kagoshima online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amakusa to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for Yakushima-cho on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kagoshima City Aquarium ©
Kagoshima City Aquarium
Mt. Shiroyama ©
Mt. Shiroyama
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Kagoshima in March, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Onsen Resorts

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kagoshima, with lows of °F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Miyazaki.
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory
Kagoshima Chuo Station
Kagoshima Chuo Station

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nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Haniwa Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyazaki Shinto Shrine. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the dramatic natural features at Onino Sentakuita, thenstep off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshima Shrine, and finally take some stellar pictures from Horikiri Pass.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyazaki trip planning website.

Drive from Kagoshima to Miyazaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kagoshima in March since evenings lows in Miyazaki dip to °F. You'll set off for Takachiho-cho on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Haniwa Garden ©
Haniwa Garden
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

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Takachiho-cho

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kushifuru Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyotakachiho Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Drive from Miyazaki to Takachiho-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazaki in March, Takachiho-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Usuki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tokyotakachiho Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

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Usuki

Usuki ©
Usuki is a city located on the east coast of Ōita Prefecture, Japan. On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryugenji Temple and then pause for some photo ops at Usuki Sekibutsu. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Usuki Samurai House Streets, contemplate the long history of Kuge no Okura, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nioza Rekishi no Michi, thensteep yourself in history at Usuki Town Streets, and finally step into the grandiose world of Usuki Castle Ruin.

Plan trip to Usuki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Usuki in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Usuki are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Yufu.

Things to do in Usuki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ryugenji Temple ©
Ryugenji Temple
Usuki Sekibutsu ©
Usuki Sekibutsu

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Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Yunotsubo Kaido and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yufuin Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Yufuin Shoyuya Honten, explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu.

Plan trip to Yufu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Usuki to Yufu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Beppu.

Things to do in Yufu

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Yufuin Area ©
Yufuin Area

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, thenidentify plant and animal life at Oniyama Jigoku, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jumonjibaru Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mt. Tsurumi, pause for some photo ops at Kakumatsujaku Sensei Literary Monument, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenmake a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beppu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yufu to Beppu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Beppu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kitsuki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
Spas

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Kitsuki

Kitsuki ©
Kitsuki is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 29,661 and a population density of 114.00 persons per km². On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Suya no Saka and then make a trip to Kitsuki Castle Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kumano Magaibutsu, get in on the family fun at Harmony Land, thensteep yourself in history at Kitsuki Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Ohara Family's House.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kitsuki journey planner.

Getting from Beppu to Kitsuki by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitsuki

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kumano Magaibutsu, Harmony Land
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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Kitsuki Castle Town ©
Kitsuki Castle Town
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu
Harmony Land ©
Harmony Land

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, take an in-depth tour of Onojo Cocoro no Furusatokan City Museum, thenstroll around Maizuru Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Yatai.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka vacation planning app.

Drive from Kitsuki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Onojo Cocoro no Furusatokan City Museum
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Maizuru Park ©
Maizuru Park
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See even more of Tokyo: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker site.

Fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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