28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fuji
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuyama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Okinawa City
— 3 nights
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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.
Fire Museum and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and Hozomon. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kawagoe (Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine & Toki no Kane), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Traveling from London in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

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Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Yokohama Port Museum and HARA Model Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Kishamichi Promenade. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sankeien Gardens, get behind the scenes at Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soji-ji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fuji.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

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Fuji

Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Mt.Fuji and Princess Kaguya museum. Keep things going the next day: walk around Iwamotoyama Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, visit Fujikawa Parking Downline, then head outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, then stroll around Hiromi Park, and finally get great views at Obuchi Sasaba.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fuji travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Fuji takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fuji are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Pontocho District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto tour planning app.

Take a train from Fuji to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Fuji in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

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Fukuyama

City of Roses

A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Tomonoura Museum of History and Folklore, witness the site of a historic battle at Kogarasu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukuzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enfuku Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), and finally examine the collection at Irohamaru Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saikokuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyodo Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at MOU Onomichi City University Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuyama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fukuyama takes 4 hours. In March in Fukuyama, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima planner.

Drive from Fukuyama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

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Nagasaki

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ono Church, then examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shitsu Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki City Sotome Museum of History and Folklore. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at 26 Martyrs Museum, steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, and finally take a stroll through Misaki Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hairumubushi Beach, see the interesting displays at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kubazaki Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in April, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

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Okinawa City

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katsuren Castle Ruins and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Escape the urban bustle at Sun Marina Beach and Hiji Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall (in Ogimi-son), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Onna-son) and Busena Beach (in Nago). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Okinawa City Music Museum Ongakumura, admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, get to know the resident critters at Okinawa Zoo & Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Site of Chibana Castle.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Okinawa City online holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Okinawa City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · History Museums · Islands
Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.

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Nagasaki Prefecture travel guide

3.7
History Museums · Landmarks · Parks
Nagasaki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Nagasaki.

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Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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