21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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21 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  4​h
9
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  3​h
10
Yufu
— 1 night
11
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
End: Kagoshima

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ueno Park as well as Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): walk around Ueno Park. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planning app .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Nagoya sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Takayama trip planner .

You can drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

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.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday maker app .

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

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.
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osaka online trip itinerary maker .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

1
night
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip itinerary planning app .

Kobe is just a short distance from Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osaka vacation builder app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka journey website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yufu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

1
night
Yufu

Yufu
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yufu trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Yufu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

2
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.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miyazaki itinerary app .

You can drive from Yufu to Miyazaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

3
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.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kagoshima online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Miyazaki to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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