21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
4
Ibusuki
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Toyama
— 2 nights
7
Nagoya
— 2 nights
8
Yokohama
— 1 night

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like teamLab☆Planets and Senso-ji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kichijoji.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kichijoji
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Koya and Mt. Wakakusa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Koyasan Danjo Garan and Joju-in Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck) (in Kobe), Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho) and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Dotombori District and admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka online itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Mt. Wakakusa, Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Shrine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, thentake an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, and finally examine the collection at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jotenji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shosho-in, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

2
nights
Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 31st (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Uomidake, see the interesting displays at Satsuma Denshokan, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, kick back and relax at Fushime Coast, thentake a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirakiki Shrine. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tokoshieni, Tokkoyushi Statue, get to know the fascinating history of Chiran Heiwa Park, and then appreciate the history behind Yasurakani, Statue of Mother.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ibusuki road trip site.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Ibusuki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fukuoka in October since evenings lows in Ibusuki dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
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Mt. Uomidake ©
Mt. Uomidake
Onsen Resorts
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kinkaku-ji and Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Jojakkoji Temple. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Ibusuki to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Ibusuki in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple ©
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

2
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA, admire the masterpieces at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ishikura Machi Emmei Jizo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, and finally explore by horseback at Toyama City Tourist Information Center(&Samurai Experience).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toyama online visit planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Toyama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Toyama

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA ©
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA

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.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenget curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally take a stroll through Sakae. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Arimatsu no Machinami, thenexamine the collection at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, and finally don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya trip planner.

You can drive from Toyama to Nagoya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by Yokohama Chinatown, don't miss a visit to Braph 18ban Residence, contemplate the long history of The Home of Diplomat, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade, thensteep yourself in history at Nipponmaru Memorial Park, and finally wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yokohama online trip builder.

Do a combination of train and subway from Nagoya to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Yokohama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
The Home of Diplomat ©
The Home of Diplomat

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