27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
3
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
5
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
6
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
7
Uchiko-cho
— 1 night
8
Matsuyama
— 2 nights
9
Osaka
— 3 nights
10
Shingu
— 2 nights
11
Nara
— 1 night
12
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
13
Matsumoto
— 1 night
14
Kyoto
— 3 nights


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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu) and Kumamoto (Kumamoto Castle & Suizenji Jojuen Garden). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka vacation planning site.

If you are flying in from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kumamoto, Dazaifu Tenman-gu
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): go for a walk through Sengan-en, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Kagoshima City Aquarium, thenget impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, thenmake a trip to Tenmonkan, and then learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiran Peace Museum
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kusukawa Tenmangu Shrine and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho itinerary site.

Fly from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kagoshima in April since evenings lows in Yakushima-cho dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, Hiroshima is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, don't miss a visit to Akakabocha, explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, and finally head off the coast to Naoshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima Hall, thensee the interesting displays at Ando Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Naoshima Pavillion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Hiroshima to Naoshima-cho in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature
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Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

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Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Takamasu Port and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yashima.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Takamatsu road trip planner.

You can drive from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in 1.5 hours. April in Takamatsu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uchiko-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Marugame Castle
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle

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Uchiko-cho

Uchiko-cho ©
Uchiko is a town located in Kita District, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.On January 1, 2005 the town of Ikazaki, from Kita District; and the town of Oda, from Kamiukena District, were merged into Uchiko.As of April 1, 2017 (after this merger), the town has an estimated population of 16,172 and a density of 54 persons per km². On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Izumidani Terraces, stop by Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, steep yourself in history at Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, thentake an in-depth tour of Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akinai to Kurashi Wax Doll Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uchiko-cho day trip planning website.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Uchiko-cho in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Uchiko-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uchiko-cho

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Akinai to Kurashi Wax Doll Museum ©
Akinai to Kurashi Wax Doll Museum

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsuyama: Imabari (Oyamazumi Shrine, Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, stroll around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, and see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Matsuyama trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Uchiko-cho to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Imabari, Ehime Tobe Zoo
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Thermal Spas
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

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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.
Step out of Osaka to go to Himeji and see Himeji Castle, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Matsuyama to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Shingu.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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Shingu

Shingu ©
Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, contemplate the long history of Ruins of Shingu Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, thenmake a trip to Daimonzaka, and then don't miss a visit to Asuka Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shingu trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Osaka to Shingu in 4 hours. Traveling from Osaka in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shingu, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Shingu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nachikatsura-cho
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Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, thenappreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nara road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shingu to Nara takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Matsumoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Gion, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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