27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
+2
subway + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Matsumoto
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
6
Nara
— Few hours
train:  1​h
7
Tennoji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Hashimoto
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
10
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
11
Nagiso-machi
— Few hours
train:  4​h 30​min
12
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Stockholm


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5
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 Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku Golden Gai, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi and then make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey planner .

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

1
night
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.
Kappa Bashi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Matsumoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses as well as Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course and then examine the collection at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Matsumoto to Takayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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4
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.
You've added Daisen-in Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Tea Ceremony Koto, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

few
hours
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 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park and then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nara visit app .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In March, daytime highs in Nara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tennoji.

Things to do in Nara

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

1
night
Tennoji

Tennoji ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Umeda Sky Building as well as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Umeda Sky Building and then take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tennoji trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nara to Tennoji. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hashimoto.

Things to do in Tennoji

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Umeda Sky Building ©
Umeda Sky Building

1
night
Hashimoto

Hashimoto ©
Hashimoto is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Okunoin, Torodo Temple and Kongobu-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hashimoto route tool .

Explore your travel options from Tennoji to Hashimoto with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Hashimoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hashimoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

2
nights
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 Shukkei-en Garden as well as Okonomimura.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hashimoto to Hiroshima. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sumiyoshi Shrine, Rakusuien, Ramen Stadium, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): catch a live performance at Canal City Hakata and then get a taste of local nightlife at Nakasu.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka road trip app .

Getting from Hiroshima to Fukuoka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Nightlife Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Dazaifu Temmangu
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Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

few
hours
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nagiso-machi day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fukuoka to Nagiso-machi. In March, Nagiso-machi is little chillier than Fukuoka - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku ©

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loft Shibuya, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) and Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) in Kamakura, about 1h 25 min away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Park, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Central Railway Station, get a taste of the local shopping with Harajuku Takeshita-dori, and wander the streets of Asakusa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nagiso-machi to Tokyo. In March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Nagiso-machi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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