26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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26 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Lille
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Osaka
— 9 nights
train:  2​h
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  21​h
End: Lille

8
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 Enoshima Island, Engaku-ji, Kenchō-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Ueno and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Akihabara, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, and get outside with Tokyo Dome City.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning tool .

Lille, France to Tokyo is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lille to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Lille - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Enoshima Island, Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 4:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

9
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.
You've added Sanjusangendo Temple, Shosei-en Garden, Nishi Honganji, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kobe City Hall and Nakanoshima Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Tōdai-ji and Nara Park. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Nara to see Nigatsu-do Temple about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)
Find places to stay May 4 — 13:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kodai-ji Temple ©
Kodai-ji Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along Motoyasugawa River, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip planning website .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll set off for Fukuoka on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kushida Shrine, Kawabatadori Shopping Street, Yatai 屋台, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nishijin Shopping District and Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kaldi coffee farm Tenjin underground shopping center shop, stop by Marinoa City Fukuoka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki-gū Shrine, and let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip website .

Getting from Hiroshima to Fukuoka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Naha on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Sumiyoshi Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Shrine

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shikina-en Garden, Onoyama Park, Izumo Taisha Okinawa Bunsha Shrine, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Aka Beach and Kitahama Beach. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naha trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Fukuoka to Naha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Fukuoka in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Naha. On the 20th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Zamami-son
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Aka Beach ©
Aka Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Naminoue Beach
Naminoue Beach

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