21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagano
— 1 night
Train
3
Gifu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
7
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Yufu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nagoya
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sun), take a stroll through Asakusa and then explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online visit planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Perth in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Nagano

— 1 night
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Snow Monkey Resorts.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nagano journey app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get a bit cooler in Nagano: highs are around 4°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Gifu.

Things to do in Nagano

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Gifu

— 1 night
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya.
Nawa Insect Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum.

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You can take a train from Nagano to Gifu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nagano in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gifu, with lows of 2°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Gifu

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Gion, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Gifu to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Osaka

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi, approximately Hatsukaichi away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Fukuoka

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take a stroll through Nakasu District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Fukuoka Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohori Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. March in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Yufu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yufu

— 2 nights
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Yufuin Area. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Yufu trip website.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Yufu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Yufu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nagoya.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 1 night
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yufu to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Nagoya sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Explore Tokyo further: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station, and walk around Ueno Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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.