27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Gotemba
— 3 nights
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Shimoda
— 1 night
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Nishiizu-cho
— 1 night
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Numazu
— 3 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Tower and Senso-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2
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Zoo
Ueno Zoo
3.5

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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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Arashiyama. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and see the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
Attractions like Himeji Castle and Kuchu Teien Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho), Koko-en (in Himeji) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online travel route planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Entertainment Center
Ninja-Do
4.9

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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.
Bring the kids along to Hiroshima Castle and Hiroshima City Ebiyama Museum Of Meteorology. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). There's still lots to do: get curious at Hiroshima Children's Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Hiroshima Orizuru Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Castle
Hiroshima Castle
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary maker site.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Gotemba.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
Island
Miyajima
4.8

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Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Gotemba Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Mount Fuji and Fureai Pool Tamaho make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Gotemba's surroundings by going to Mount Fuji Children's World (in Fuji), Oiso Long Beach (in Oiso-machi) and Waketamaike Spring (in Fujinomiya). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suyama Sengen Shrine, find something for the whole family at Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fuji Bussharito Heiwa Park.

Before you visit Gotemba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Gotemba in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect nights in Gotemba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Gotemba

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Mount Fuji
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Water Park
Oiso Long Beach
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Shimoda

Shimoda
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimoda route website.

Getting from Gotemba to Shimoda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gotemba in September; daily highs in Shimoda reach 30°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nishiizu-cho.

Things to do in Shimoda

Museums

Side Trip

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Nishiizu-cho

Nishiizu-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Koibito Misaki Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Futo Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dogashima Island, then take some stellar pictures from Dogashima Tensodo Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Otago Beach, and finally look for gifts at Wasabi no Eki.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nishiizu-cho holiday planning tool.

Drive from Shimoda to Nishiizu-cho in 1.5 hours. September in Nishiizu-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Numazu.

Things to do in Nishiizu-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
Dogashima Tensodo Cave
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Beach
Futo Beach
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Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Kids will enjoy Ita Beach and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Numazu: Hamamatsu Air Park (in Hamamatsu), Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) (in Shizuoka) and Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Atami Sun Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mihamasaki Cape, find something for the whole family at Awashima Marine Park, take in the waterfront activity at Numazu Port, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Numazu trip planner.

You can drive from Nishiizu-cho to Numazu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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