14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Kyushu Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Kyushu Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
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Tokyo — 3 nights

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo route builder.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Takenomichi (in Muko), Dotombori (Dotombori District & Ukiyokoji Street) and Osaka Castle Bairin (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nagasaki.
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Nagasaki — 2 nights

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Nakashima River Bridges, take in the views from Megane Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, examine the collection at Dejima, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagasaki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.
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Fukuoka — 2 nights

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 19th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then go for a walk through Ohori Park, then walk around Maizuru Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and then admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka road trip app.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Fukuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Kyushu travel guide

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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.
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