27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Miyazaki
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
4
Sapporo
— 6 nights
5
Higashimurayama
— 1 night
6
Nakatsugawa
— 2 nights
7
Takayama
— 2 nights
8
Gujo
— 2 nights
9
Kaizu
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, thenexplore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, thensteep yourself in history at Hozomon, and finally examine the collection at Subway Museum.

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

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Subway Museum ©
Subway Museum
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum

4
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kirishima Open-Art Museum and Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aoiaso Shrine and Omi Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Okuragahama Beach (in Hyuga) and Takachihonomine (in Miyakonojo). The adventure continues: get curious at Miyzaki Science Center, don't miss a visit to Eda Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Heiwa Kinen Shiryo Tenjishitsu, and head outdoors with Aoshima Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Miyazaki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyazaki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In August in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hyuga, Kirishima Open-Art Museum, Aoiaso Shrine, Takachihonomine
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Aoiaso Shrine ©
Aoiaso Shrine
Omi Shrine ©
Omi Shrine
Kirishima Open-Art Museum ©
Kirishima Open-Art Museum

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Mitaki Temple and Hiroshima Children's Museum. Get in touch with nature at Mochiishi Seacoast and Ini Rice Terraces. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsuwano-cho (Taikodani Inari Shrine & Tsuwano Castle), Mikasahama Beach (in Hatsukaichi) and Former Naval Academy (in Etajima). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukuzen-ji Temple, make a trip to Peace Flame, engage your brain at Hiroshima City Ebiyama Museum Of Meteorology, and examine the collection at Mazda Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima route planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyazaki to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tsuwano-cho, Mochiishi Seacoast, Fukuzen-ji Temple, Mikasahama Beach, Former Naval Academy
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:
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Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Former Naval Academy ©
Former Naval Academy
Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine

6
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Hokkaido Shrine Tongu. Step off the beaten path and head to Sapporo Art Museum and Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru-shi General Museum & Tomioka Catholic Church), Furano Wine Factory (in Furano) and Toyako Volcano Science Museum (in Toyako-cho). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei, shop like a local with Daimaru Fujii Central, get outside with Ishiyama Ryokuchi, and engage your brain at Sapporo Science Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo road trip planning website.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Sapporo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Sapporo is little chillier than Hiroshima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Higashimurayama.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru, Furano Wine Factory, Mt. Yotei, Toyako Volcano Science Museum
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
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Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga ©
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Higashimurayama

Higashimurayama ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shofukuji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Higashimurayama Furusato Museum, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Kodaira Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasaka Shrine.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Higashimurayama trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sapporo to Higashimurayama. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in August: high temperatures in Higashimurayama hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Higashimurayama

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
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Shofukuji Temple ©
Shofukuji Temple
Higashimurayama Furusato Museum ©
Higashimurayama Furusato Museum
Kodaira Cemetery ©
Kodaira Cemetery

2
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mammo Kaitaku Peace Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eishoji Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of Nakasendo History Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Nakatsugawajuku, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nakatsugawa Naegi Toyama Shiryokan. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum Nakasendo, get curious at Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Fukutoku Shrine, thenget to know the fascinating history of Stone Pavement In Ochiai, and finally admire the striking features of Ochiai Honjin.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nakatsugawa trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Higashimurayama to Nakatsugawa takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nakatsugawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mammo Kaitaku Peace Memorial Hall, Museum Nakasendo
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Museum Nakasendo ©
Museum Nakasendo
Izumo Fukutoku Shrine ©
Izumo Fukutoku Shrine
Stone Pavement In Ochiai ©
Stone Pavement In Ochiai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, thenstop by Hida Bussankan, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Osakacho Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soyuji Temple, learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple, examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), examine the collection at Sakurayama Nikkokan, thensee the interesting displays at Mukashibanashi no Sato, and finally indulge your taste buds at Okuhida Fukuji Onsen Asaichi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nakatsugawa to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gujo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Osakacho Waterfalls
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Osakacho Waterfalls ©
Osakacho Waterfalls
Sakurayama Nikkokan ©
Sakurayama Nikkokan

2
nights
Gujo

Gujo ©
Step back into a traditional way of life with a visit to Gujo, a little Japanese city rich in culture.
On the 2nd (Wed), get curious at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum and then make a trip to Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senshoji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Moss Phlox of Kunita Family, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusantyukyo Shrine, and finally admire the sheer force of Amidaga Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gujo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Gujo takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gujo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaizu.

Things to do in Gujo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Senshoji Temple, Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence, Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Hakusantyukyo Shrine ©
Hakusantyukyo Shrine
Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum ©
Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum

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nights
Kaizu

Kaizu ©
On the 4th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Preserved Akahasu Field, examine the collection at Kisogawa Bunko, thenstop by Fureai no Eki Uribo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shobo-ji Temple, and finally engage your brain at Fujiwaradake Museum of Nature and Science.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kaizu trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Gujo to Kaizu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaizu

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Inabe, Aisai
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Shobo-ji Temple ©
Shobo-ji Temple
Torinji Temple ©
Torinji Temple
Hachiman Shrine ©
Hachiman Shrine

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