21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
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Beppu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hita
— 1 day
Drive
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Fukuoka
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tottori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 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.
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka vacation builder.

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Fukuoka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in March, expect Fukuoka to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Beppu

— 3 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beppu Beach Sand Bath as well as Beppu Park. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Beppu Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then get to know the fascinating history of Yufuin Area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beppu route app.

You can take a bus from Fukuoka to Beppu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Beppu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hita.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Hita

— 1 day
Hita is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan, that was founded on December 11, 1940. On the 24th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Mamedamachi Shopping Street and then admire the striking features of JR Kyushu Hita Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hita trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Hita takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hita when traveling from Beppu in March, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hita

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Fukuoka

City of Yatai

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka road trip planning site.

You can drive from Hita to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hita in March, expect nights in Fukuoka to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Daishoin Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Senjokaku and Daiganji Temple. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Mikasahama Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip builder app.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tottori.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Tottori

— 3 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) and Remain of Inaba Kokucho will appeal to history buffs. The Sand Museum and Jinpu-kaku Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tottori's surroundings by going to Samuhara Shrine (in Tsuyama), Chizushuku (in Chizu-cho) and Higashihama Beach (in Iwami-cho). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Bukemon Gate of the Minoura Family, admire the masterpieces at Tottori Folk Crafts Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and get outside with Shirawara Coast.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tottori trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tottori by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Tottori, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Osaka

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan, Kuromon Market, Himeji Castle, and other attractions you added. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yasaka Shrine and Nishi Honganji. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, &more) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary planning website.

Getting from Tottori to Osaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ashikaga Flower Park, Rainbow Bridge, Unicorn Gundam Statue, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ueno District and Asakusa Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Oita Prefecture travel guide

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Hot Springs · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Ōita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.HistoryAround the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi Province, Hi Province, Kumaso Province and Toyo Province.Toyo Province was later divided into two regions, upper and lower Toyo Province, called Bungo Province and Buzen Province.After the Meiji Restoration, districts from Bungo and Buzen provinces were combined to form Ōita Prefecture. These provinces were divided among many local daimyōs and thus a large castle town never formed in Ōita. From this time that whole area became known as "Toyo-no-kuni", which means "Land of Abundance".The origins of the name Ōita are documented in a report from the early 8th century called the Chronicles of Bungo. According to the document, when Emperor Keikō visited the Kyushu region, stopping first in Toyo-no-kuni, he exclaimed that 'This is a vast land, indeed. It shall be known as Okita-Kuni!' Okita-Kuni, meaning "Land of the Great Fields", later came to be written as "Ōita". Present day interpretations based on Ōita's topography state that Oita's name comes from "Okita", meaning "many fields", rather than "vast" or "great" field, because of Ōita's complex terrain.

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