27 days in Japan & San Francisco Itinerary

27 days in Japan & San Francisco Itinerary

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27 days in Japan & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
2
Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
4
Toyama, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
End: Tokyo, Japan


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7
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip website .

Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to San Francisco. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Fukuoka, Japan

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.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Fukuoka City Archaeology Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Nogata Municipal Coal Memorial Museum (in Nogata), Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History (in Yahatahigashi) and Usui Peace Memorial Hall (in Kama). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza and take an in-depth tour of Ozuka Ancient Burial Mound Museum.

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Getting from San Francisco to Fukuoka by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Fukuoka, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Fukuoka is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums

Side Trips

Kurume World Camellia Museum, Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum, Usui Peace Memorial Hall, Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza, Ozuka Ancient Burial Mound Museum
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan ©
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Higashinada (Kobe Connection Art Museum, Kobe Fashion Museum, & more), Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House (in Takarazuka) and Muko City Cultural Museum (in Muko). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gion, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto National Museum, examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Toyama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe, Osaka, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House, Muko City Cultural Museum
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

3
nights
Toyama, Japan

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
You'll explore and learn at Gallery Otera and Mori Shusui Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toyama: Takaoka (Fushiki Meteorology Archive & Fushiki Kitamaesen Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rakusuitei Art Museum, get in on the excitement at Toyama Prefecture International Health Complex, indulge your taste buds at Yamafuji Vineyard & Horizon Winery, and admire the masterpieces at Hokugin Galerie Millet.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Toyama trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Toyama in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Toyama sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Toyama

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Takaoka
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Mori Shusui Museum of Art ©
Mori Shusui Museum of Art
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA ©
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Yokohama Museum of Art (in Yokohama) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Toyama to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, The World Doll Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yokohama Museum of Art
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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