29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Nagasaki (Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, Nagasaki Peace Park, &more), Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu) and Kumamoto (Newspaper Museum, Kumamoto Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, go for a walk through Ohori Park, enjoy some diversion at Shirouzu Oike Park, and walk around Maizuru Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip maker app.

London, UK to Fukuoka is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Fukuoka. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Dazaifu, Shirouzu Oike Park
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and make a trip to Okonomimura.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Nishinokyo District, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, shop like a local with Dotombori District, and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Osaka online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Takayama Jinya, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa vacation builder website.

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 March, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanazawa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

6
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: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tokyo trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

Similar Plans

31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM URUGUAY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, extra slow, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM DENMARK October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 37 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans