The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Take the train from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station, where you will exchange your JR Pass voucher for a JR pass and buy a Fukuoka Tourist City Pass. Have the evening at leisure – we recommend enjoying dinner at one of the many yatai (Food Stalls), a trademark of Hakata city.
Today you will use the Fukuoka Tourist City Pass to visit the various sights around Fukuoka: Fukuoka Castle, Ohori Park, Shofukuji Temple, Momochi Seaside Park. If there is time, we recommend going to the Dazaifu area too.
From Hakata station take the JR Kamome Line (Kamome 21 Limited Express Nagasaki) towards Nagasaki station and head towards your hotel. We recommend getting two one-day passes to travel around Nagasaki by bus. After checking in, visit the Nagasaki Peace Park memorial, and take the ropeway to the top of Mount Inasa to check out the night view.
Today, use the second One-Day Pass to visit some of Nagasaki’s other famous places of attraction: Nagasaki Chinatown and nearby Dejima, then head towards the Dutch slope, Glover Garden and the Oura Church, to get an idea of how the Dutch left their influence on what once used to be the most cosmopolitan city in Japan.
From Nagasaki Station take the JR Kamome Line (Kamome 34 Limited Express Hakata) towards Hakata Station and transfer here to the JR Sonic-Nichirin Line (Sonic 51 Limited Express Oita) to Beppu Station. Alternatively, take a bus from Nagasaki station to Beppu station, head to your hotel and check in. After arriving the rest of the day can be spent at leisure at the beach Sand Bath or Onsen to relax.
Using a One-Day Unlimited Bus Pass, visit some of Beppu’s famous sights: view the town’s famous hot springs at Jigoku (Hells), take the ropeway up Mount Tsurumi to enjoy the view, and maybe take in a cooking class steaming your own meals using smoke generated by the natural onsens in the area!
From Beppu Station take the JR Sonic-Nichirin Line (Sonic 48 Limited Express Hakata) towards Kokura Station and transfer here to the Sakura 568 Shinkansen to Hiroshima Station. Head to your hotel and check in for abit, before heading out to see the various Hiroshima attractions - Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima Peace Park and the A-Bomb Dome, all using a one-day streetcar pass that can be bought at Hiroshima station.
Use the JR Railway Pass to travel to Miyajima Island today. Explore one of the top three sights in Japan, Itsukushima Shrine, and feed the free-roaming deer around the island. If there is time, we recommend taking the ropeway up to Mount Misen. Head back to Hiroshima city in the evening.
From Hiroshima Station take shinkansen towards Shin-Osaka Station, transfer here to the Kodama Shinkansen to Kyoto Station. Head to your hotel and check in, then get a Kyoto Sightseeing Pass (Two-day) and visit some of Kyoto’s most famous sights - Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kiyomizudera Temple, then head to the Gion District at night.
Use the Two-Day Pass bought from the previous day, visit Arashiyama at western Kyoto - Togetsukyo Bridge, Monkey Park, Tenryuji Temple & Bamboo Forest, via a rickshaw! Then, head to Kinkakuji Temple. At night, have dinner then enjoy a geisha Performance at Gion Corner (Yasaka Hall).
Today you’ll explore the beautiful city of Nara on a day trip from Kyoto! Taking the train from Kyoto Station, you will visit Todaiji Temple, Isuien (a beautiful Japanese gardenscape), and get to feed free roaming deer at Nara Park!
Attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the morning, then start heading towards Takayama. From Kyoto Station take the shinkansen to Nagoya Station, and transfer here on the limited express train, and head to Takayama Station. Walk to your hotel, check in and have dinner at the ryokan.
Spend the day exploring the quaint old town of Takayama, buying a one-day bus pass around Takayama, use it to visit the attractions: the morning markets, Higashiyama Walk, and the old town area. If time permits, you can even head to the Hida Folk Village.
Getting a round trip-ticket from Takayama station to Shirakawago, you’ll be visiting this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site, exploring all the thatched roof houses around this ancient village. After that, take the bus from Shirakawago to Takayama Nohi Bus Center and from here take the bus to Matsumoto.
At the Matsumoto Station rent the free bikes from Sui Sui Town to visit: Matsumoto Castle, Daio Wasabi Farm and the old shops along the Nakamachi alleyway.
Purchasing a round-trip ticket from Matsumoto to Kamikochi, explore this wonderful part of Nagano prefecture that takes you straight into natural delights! Kamikochi overlooks the Japanese Alps and is one of the most beautiful places in Japan. From Kamikochi Bus Terminal take the bus back to Matsumoto Bus Terminal and from here take the Ltd. Exp. Train from Matsumoto to Shinjuku station.
Today is dedicated to exploring Tokyo, via public transportation. We recommend either going towards the area around Shibuya, comprising of Omotesando, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and Shinjuku, or towards the Northeastern area, consisting of the Imperial Palace Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo SkyTree and Asakusa.
Today you will join a group tour towards Nikko in Tochigi prefecture. Famous for its lavish fall colours, you will get to see many beautiful sights on this tour that includes the UNESCO World Heritage Toshogu Shrine, the beautiful Lake Chuzenji and the mysterious Kegon Falls. Arrive back in Tokyo in the evening.
Free time in the morning, then departure from Tokyo. We hope you have enjoyed your trip in Japan!
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
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