12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train
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Beppu
— 1 night
Drive
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Usuki
— Few hours
Drive
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nikko
— 1 day
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka

City of Yatai

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.
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary builder site.

Miami, USA to Fukuoka is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Miami to Fukuoka. In September, Fukuoka is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

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Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Suginoi Palace as well as Onsen Resorts. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and then find something for the whole family at Suginoi Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beppu day trip site.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Beppu sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Usuki.

Things to do in Beppu

Theme Parks · Spas · Baths
Highlights from your trip

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Usuki

Usuki is a city located on the east coast of Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Usuki Sekibutsu has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Usuki Sekibutsu, step into the grandiose world of Usuki Castle Ruin, then contemplate the long history of Usuki Town Streets, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nioza Rekishi no Michi.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Usuki day trip tool.

You can drive from Beppu to Usuki in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Usuki can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Usuki

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Himeji

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start your trip to Himeji by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Usuki to Himeji in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sanjusangendo Temple, Tea Ceremony Ju-An, Toji, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 68°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Classes · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing as well as Samurai Armor Photo Studio. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and then have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

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

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

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Nikko

A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Chuzenjiko Lake Boat House, then take in the dramatic scenery at Urami Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally admire the sheer force of Jakko Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nikko are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Tokyo

Basho Memorial Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Basho Memorial Museum, make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, then take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top, then pick up some new knowledge with Happo-en Garden, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Showa Kinen Park and then steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Tours · Classes · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.