21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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21 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  1​h
1
Atami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Seki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Kitakyushu
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Sasebo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

1
night
Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Izu Highland Stained Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, then examine the collection at Jewelpia, then see the interesting displays at Nosaka Automata Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at Hakone Museum of Photography, then stroll through Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then explore the historical opulence of Yamanaka Castle Ruins, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gempeigawa River.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Atami itinerary builder tool .

Tokyo to Atami is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Atami, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Atami

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ito, Mishima, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
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Izu Highland Stained Glass Museum ©
Izu Highland Stained Glass Museum
Yamanaka Castle Ruins ©
Yamanaka Castle Ruins
Hakone Museum of Photography ©
Hakone Museum of Photography

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujirokushosengen Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bishamonten Myoho-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Yasushi Inoue Literary Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Jurigi Highlands, and finally get great views at Obuchi Sasaba. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwamoto.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fuji visit site .

Drive from Atami to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Atami in April, expect nights in Fuji to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Fuji

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurigi Highlands, Yasushi Inoue Literary Museum
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Fujirokushosengen Shrine ©
Fujirokushosengen Shrine
Obuchi Sasaba ©
Obuchi Sasaba

2
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Narusawa Golf Club, then take in the awesome beauty at Ryugatake, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Fuji Subaru Line Osawa Carpark View Point.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura road trip planner .

You can drive from Fuji to Narusawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fuji in April, you will find days in Narusawa-mura are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seki.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Ryugatake
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Narusawa Golf Club ©
Narusawa Golf Club
Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum
Kawaguchiko Motor Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Motor Museum

1
night
Seki

Seki ©
Seki is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 23rd (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kosaka Sake Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takazawa Kannon, then see the interesting displays at Knife Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Miroku-ji Temple Kangaisekigun.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seki travel planning tool .

Drive from Narusawa-mura to Seki in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Narusawa-mura in April: highs in Seki hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seki

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kosaka Sake Shop
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Kosaka Sake Shop ©
Kosaka Sake Shop
Knife Museum ©
Knife Museum

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 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, admire the striking features of Chishaku-in, then steep yourself in history at Keage Incline, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hiei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Muko City Cultural Museum, explore the world behind art at Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Yoshimine-dera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto visit planner .

Drive from Seki to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Seki, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Muko City Cultural Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Myoshinji Temple ©
Myoshinji Temple
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple ©
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Keage Incline ©
Keage Incline

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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Sakuya Konohanakan, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnology, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then head outdoors with Eeyan.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka route builder tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Suita, Walking tours, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Sakuya Konohanakan ©
Sakuya Konohanakan
National Museum of Ethnology ©
National Museum of Ethnology
Eeyan ©
Eeyan

3
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at TOTO Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kawachi Reservoir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozanji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the activities along Beppu Bentenike, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shimonoseki City Kawatana no Kusu no Mori, and then steep yourself in history at Old Ito Denemon House.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kitakyushu day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kitakyushu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect nights in Kitakyushu to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Shimonoseki, Beppu Bentenike, Old Ito Denemon House
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Kawachi Reservoir ©
Kawachi Reservoir
TOTO Museum ©
TOTO Museum
Kozanji Temple ©
Kozanji Temple

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Glover House and Office, then explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, then walk around Nagasaki Seaside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kitakyushu to Nagasaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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2
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to KILN ARITA, then take a stroll through Arita Townscape, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mukyudo. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yumihari, then explore the striking landscape at Meganeiwa, and then steep yourself in history at Hario Radio Tower.

To plan Sasebo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Nagasaki to Sasebo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Sasebo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arita-cho
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KILN ARITA ©
KILN ARITA

3
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikawa Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Asahikawashi Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake. On the next day, see human ingenuity at work at Chubetsu Dam, explore the activities along Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sugatami no Ike Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yukomanbetsu Swamp.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sasebo to Biei-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, Biei-cho is slightly colder than Sasebo - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Asahikawa, Kurodake
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Chubetsu Dam ©
Chubetsu Dam
Kamikawa Shrine ©
Kamikawa Shrine

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