10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Iwakuni
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 15​min
End: Boracay

1
night
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 25th (Tue), make a trip to Hakata Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip builder .

Boracay, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Fukuoka. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Boracay in February; daily highs in Fukuoka reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Iwakuni.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

1
night
Iwakuni

Iwakuni ©
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Momijidani Park, explore the historical opulence of Iwakuni Castle, take in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirasaki Hachimangu, and finally take in the views from Kintaikyo no Ukai.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Iwakuni day trip tool .

Take a train from Fukuoka to Iwakuni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Iwakuni can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Historic Sites Parks
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Iwakuni Castle ©
Iwakuni Castle
Kintaikyo Bridge ©
Kintaikyo Bridge
Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip planner.

Getting from Iwakuni to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and finally examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Heian Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Bamboo Forest Street, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

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

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Imperial Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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