32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Nagoya
— 5 nights
3
Matsue
— 5 nights
4
Oda
— 3 nights
5
Kitakyushu
— 4 nights
6
Fukuoka
— 5 nights

8
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 landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 22:
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

5
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Okageza, &more), Toba (Shimin no Mori Park, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more) and Hikone (Hikone Castle Museum & Hikone Castle). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saimyo-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower, and get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nagoya tour planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Kora-cho, Hikone
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

5
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsue side-trips: Izumo (Izumo Taisha Shrine, Izumo Taisha Shrine Haiden, &more), Ryuzuga Taki Falls (in Unnan) and Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, stop by Rihaku Shuzo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Matsue itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Nagoya to Matsue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Matsue sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Oda.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Shinji Lake, Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

3
nights
Oda

Oda ©
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kuromatsu Beach (in Gotsu) and Hamada (Aquas, Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, learn more about the world around you at Shimane Nature MUseum of Mt.Sambe Sahimel, contemplate the long history of Omori Town Exchange Center, and don't miss a visit to Kanzeonji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oda tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Matsue to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oda

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hamada, Kuromatsu Beach
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park ©
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park
Thermal Spas
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art

4
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Get out of town with these interesting Kitakyushu side-trips: Soeda-machi (Hikosan Shrine, Hoheiden, &more) and Old Kurauchi Residence (in Chikujo-gun). There's much more to do: try to win big at Kokura Horse Tracks, make a trip to Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Moji Side), get outside with Mt Sarakura, and engage your brain at Kitakyushu Culture and Science Museum for Youth.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu route maker website.

You can drive from Oda to Kitakyushu in 4.5 hours. September in Kitakyushu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Old Kurauchi Residence
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Kyushu Railway History Museum ©
Kyushu Railway History Museum

5
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: Dazaifu (Dazaifu Monzen Machi, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more), Kurume (Kurume Tsubaki Park & Kyoho Winery) and Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, stop by Kobo Tottan, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip tool.

Drive from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Itoshima, Kurume, Toho-mura, Onojo - Chikuzenkoku
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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