24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Nagano
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Brussels

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fuji-Q Highland, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), teamLab Borderless, and other attractions you added. Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and Senso-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Yokohama to see Yokohama Chinatown about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Fuji-Q Highland, Yokohama Chinatown, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
STREET KART Shinagawa ©
STREET KART Shinagawa
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Togakushi Jinja Hokosha and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nagano trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Nagano is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Highlights from your plan
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Higashichaya Old Town as well as Kanazawa Castle. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle and then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanazawa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nagano to Kanazawa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

2
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.
You've added Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and then see a show at Samurai Kembu Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, thenget to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto visit planning site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nightlife Classes
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Todai-ji Temple, Dotombori District, Street Kart Osaka, and other attractions you added.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Street Kart Osaka ©
Street Kart Osaka

1
night
Himeji

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.
You've now added Himeji Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Himeji journey planning tool.

Getting from Osaka to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Himeji sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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

2
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 1st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamado Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Nanzoin, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nanzoin
Highlights from your plan
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum

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