12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
5
Fukuoka
— 3 nights

2
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 natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and stop by Akihabara.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Awao, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Awao to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Awao in March, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, thentake a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, Kanazawa is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

3
nights
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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

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

3
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.
On the 11th (Wed), browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Archaeology Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, thenadmire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Hakoshima Residence, thenadmire the striking features of Hakata Station, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dazaifu
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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