8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Davao City, Mindanao
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Hatsukaichi
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
4
Kobe
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
5
Kyoto
— Few hours
Train:  3​h
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Tama
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Davao City, Mindanao

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yatai, Fukuoka Bike Tour and Robosquare.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip planner .

Davao City, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Davao City in May, expect Fukuoka to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Tours Outdoors
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Fukuoka Bike Tour ©
Fukuoka Bike Tour
Yatai ©
Yatai
Robosquare ©
Robosquare

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum as well as Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hatsukaichi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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night
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.
To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker .

Take a train from Hatsukaichi to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off toKobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Get some cultural insight at Nijo Castle and The Bamboo Forest Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kobe trip itinerary planner .

Kobe is just a short distance from Osaka. When traveling from Osaka in May, plan for slightly colder days in Kobe, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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hours
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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Tama on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Tama

Tama ©
Tama-ku is one of the eight wards of the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Sanrio Puroland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sanrio Puroland and then wander the streets of Ginza. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and then examine the collection at Parthenon Tama.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Tama in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Tama

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo
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Sanrio Puroland ©
Sanrio Puroland
Ginza ©
Ginza

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