27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  16​h 15​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:  45​min
6
Nara
— Few hours
train:  1​h
7
Tennoji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Hashimoto
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
9
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
train:  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 Imperial Palace, Tokyo Ramen Street, Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and then make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online tour planner .

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
You've now added Kappa Bashi to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Matsumoto Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto tour planning site .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow 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). On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course and then get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Takayama holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Takayama, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 Nijo Castle, Daisen-in Temple, Shugakuin Imperial Villa, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 16th (Sat), 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.
On the 16th (Sat), stroll around Nara Park and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Nara planning website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In March, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan as well as Umeda Sky Building. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building and then take a stroll through Dotonbori.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tennoji trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nara to Tennoji takes an hour. 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 (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 Kongobu-ji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin and Torodo Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hashimoto online journey planner .

Getting from Tennoji to Hashimoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hashimoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 18th (Mon), 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 find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hashimoto to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) 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
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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 list of things to see and do now includes Sumiyoshi Shrine, Rakusuien, Ramen Stadium, and other attractions. On the 20th (Wed), get your game on at Canal City Hakata and then get a taste of local nightlife at Nakasu.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka road trip planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Fukuoka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hike along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Nagiso-machi driving holiday website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fukuoka to Nagiso-machi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fukuoka in March: high temperatures in Nagiso-machi hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku ©

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Loft Shibuya, PRADA Aoyama, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Takaragawa Onsen (in Minakami-machi) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). See even more of Tokyo: stroll around Ueno Park, take a stroll through Akihabara, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Nagiso-machi to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagiso-machi in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Baths

Side Trips

Takaragawa Onsen, Kōtoku-in
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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