27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Nanao
— 1 night
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Wajima
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— Few hours
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

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 Yatai, Ohori Park, Kushida Shrine, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Ramen Stadium.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fukuoka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Fukuoka is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Fukuoka at 28°C and lows at 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

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 Atomic Bomb Dome as well as Hiroshima Castle. On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): head off the coast to Miyajima, then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, and then make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima visit website.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Minoo Park, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Pokemon Center Osaka, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nara Park and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osaka Castle and Nigatsu-do Temple. Step out of Osaka to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tofuku-ji Temple as well as Bamboo Forest Street. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get some historical perspective at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto National Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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 20th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden and then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, then take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanazawa, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Nanao.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple

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Nanao

Nanao ©
Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
On the 22nd (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Notojima Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nanao trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Nanao in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nanao can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wajima.

Things to do in Nanao

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Notojima Aquarium ©
Notojima Aquarium

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Wajima

Wajima ©
Situated in the isolated north of the hilly Noto Peninsula, Wajima attracts visitors with its many museums, festivals, and shops that showcase its rich cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Shiroyone Semmaida.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wajima travel route planner.

You can drive from Nanao to Wajima in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 24th (Fri).
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Shiroyone Semmaida ©
Shiroyone Semmaida

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
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You can drive from Wajima to Kanazawa in 2 hours. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

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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.
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Takayama holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, then step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinomiya Shrine.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Takayama to Hakone-machi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Takayama in May, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Senso-ji Temple. Visit Sankeien Gardens and Tokyo Central Railway Station for their historical value. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Yokohama Nature Sanctuary in Yokohama, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online holiday maker.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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