35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 6 nights
2
Goto
— 1 night
3
Fukuoka
— 6 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 8 nights
6
Tokyo
— 9 nights

6
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Yutoku Inari Shrine and Iojimazaki Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 26 Martyrs Museum and Ōura Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Unzen (Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) & Onsen Resorts), Shimabara (Heisei Shinzan Nature Center & Torita House) and Sakagura Dori (in Kashima). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown, examine the collection at Dejima, walk around Nagasaki Seaside Park, and contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki online trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Nagasaki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nagasaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Unzen, Shimabara, Kashima
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26 Martyrs Museum ©
26 Martyrs Museum
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

1
night
Goto

Goto ©
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tamanoura Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Osezaki Dangai, pause for some serene contemplation at Imochiura Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Uragashira Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dozaki Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Goto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nagasaki to Goto by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in September, you will find days in Goto are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Goto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kushida Shrine and Miyajidake Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Fukuoka City Museum and Imari Okawachiyama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Munakata Shrine (in Munakata), Karatsu (Tsuru No Iwaya Temple, Nagoya Castle Ruins, &more) and Nanzoin (in Sasaguri-machi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, kick back and relax at Ohama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fukuoka International Church.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka itinerary maker app.

Getting from Goto to Fukuoka by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Goto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Fukuoka, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nakatsu, Iki, Karatsu, Miyajidake Shrine, Munakata Shrine
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Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daishoin Temple and Yamato Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Atomic Bomb Dome. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Minami (Namba). Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara), Sakurai (Kasayamako Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Awaji (Awaji Castle, Izanagi Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, and stop by Pontocho District.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koya-cho, Sakurai, Awaji, Kashihara Jingu
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 or Nihonbashi Bridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Nezu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Park, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets, don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and stop by Kagurazaka.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Narita, Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Katori
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Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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