6 days in Nagasaki Prefecture & Fukuoka Itinerary

6 days in Nagasaki Prefecture & Fukuoka Itinerary

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6 days in Nagasaki Prefecture & Fukuoka Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
train:  2​h
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sasebo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
End: Fukuoka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa. On your second day here, take in the views from Megane Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi, then don't miss a visit to Shinchi Chinatown, and finally head off the coast to Hashima Island.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki route maker .

Fukuoka to Nagasaki is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

1
night
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari and then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sasebo road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Sasebo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, stop by Shimamoto Mentaiko Hakata Ekimae, then don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kokura Castle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Komenoyama Obsevatory, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Kokura Castle
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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