28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Nara
— 3 nights
4
Beppu
— 2 nights
5
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
7
Takayama
— 4 nights
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, take a stroll through Asakusa, stroll around Yoyogi Park, and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online journey builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kyoto Botanical Garden and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Kaizu Osaki (in Takashima). The adventure continues: get great views at Sagano, meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

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

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Kaizu Osaki
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Kyoto Botanical Garden ©
Kyoto Botanical Garden
Sagano ©
Sagano

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isuien Garden and Iga-ryu Ninja Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Nara side-trips: Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya) and Mt. Yoshino (in Yoshino-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Naramachi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nara are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, Mt. Yoshino
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Yufu and Takasakiyama Nature Zoo. Explore Beppu's surroundings by going to Yufu (Yufuin Shoyuya Honten & Yufuin Area), Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge (in Kokonoe-machi) and Usuki Sekibutsu (in Usuki). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Beppu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nara to Beppu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Beppu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yufu, Oita, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, Usuki Sekibutsu
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Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu
Usuki Sekibutsu ©
Usuki Sekibutsu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nokonoshima Island and Nakasu District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Kitakyushu (Mojiko Retro, Kokura Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, walk around Momochi Seaside Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Kitakyushu
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Nokonoshima Island ©
Nokonoshima Island
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Nakasu District ©
Nakasu District

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.
On your second day here, snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thenpause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker website.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Takayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kintaikyo Bridge
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Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima ©
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route), Wada House (in Shirakawa-mura) and Kappa Bashi (in Matsumoto). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garyu Park (Garyu Sakura), stop by Sanmachi Suji, explore the galleries of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Takayama trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Takayama in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Takayama, with lows of °C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Kappa Bashi
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour builder.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

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