23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

City of Yatai

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 see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka journey builder app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Fukuoka is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Fukuoka to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Miyajima. Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo & Mikasahama Beach). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and browse the different shops at Asse.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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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.
Head to Dotombori District and Musubi Kyotofor some retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Gion. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND Japan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sakae and Kutsurogiya. Nagoya Castle and Oharai-machi will appeal to history buffs. When in Nagoya, make a side trip to see Inuyama Castle in Inuyama, approximately Inuyama away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Theme Park
LEGOLAND Japan
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Castle
Nagoya Castle
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Inuyama Castle
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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.
Sumida Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Disneyland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ginza, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder.

Take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo DisneySea
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