10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kobe
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
5
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Nagoya
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Osaka
— 1 night
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, stroll through Ohori Park, admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip planning site.

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 7- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Fukuoka. In August, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

1
night
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.
You've now added Tosu Premium Outlets to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Tosu Premium Outlets, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Nagasaki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tosu Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland, and finally take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Kobe day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kobe by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kobe in August: highs in Kyoto hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nara holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Nara are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nara to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, Nagoya is slightly colder than Nara - with highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning website.

Take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a stroll through Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

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