37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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37 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Rausu-cho
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Osaka
— 29 nights
train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London


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1
day
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 28th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hakodate online holiday planner .

London, UK to Hakodate is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Hakodate. In May, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate

1
day
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
On the 29th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rausu-cho online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hakodate to Rausu-cho. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Ginza, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rausu-cho to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rausu-cho in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

29
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.
Head to Dotonbori and Kyoto Station Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Nara Park and Mt. Koya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nakagyo (Nijo Castle, Kyoto Ukiyo-e Museum, & more), Kyoto (Kyoto WaGlass Gion Gallery, Ikebana Museum, & more) and Higashiyama (Forever Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Sakai, Ibaraki
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Fukuoka on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, then let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Fukuoka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kitakyushu, Dazaifu Temmangu
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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