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
train:  1​h 30​min
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 list of things to see and do now includes Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku Golden Gai, and other attractions. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route planning app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and then don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi attractions site .

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Matsumoto, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car 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 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course and then see the interesting displays at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Takayama trip planner .

Getting from Matsumoto to Takayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daisen-in Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Tea Ceremony Koto, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our 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. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nara trip planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tennoji.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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 27th (Wed): make a trip to Umeda Sky Building and then take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tennoji online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nara to Tennoji. In November, daytime highs in Tennoji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hashimoto.

Things to do in Tennoji

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hashimoto day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tennoji to Hashimoto. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hashimoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hashimoto to Hiroshima. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
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.
You've added Sumiyoshi Shrine, Rakusuien, Ramen Stadium, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sun), listen to music at Canal City Hakata and then join in the after-dark buzz at Nakasu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka road trip website .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Nightlife Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Dazaifu Temmangu
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

few
hours
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nagiso-machi itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fukuoka to Nagiso-machi. Traveling from Fukuoka in December, expect Nagiso-machi to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
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. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) in Kamakura--about 1h 25 min away. See even more of Tokyo: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Park, take a stroll through Asakusa, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and shop like a local with Ginza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nagiso-machi to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagiso-machi in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

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