28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Yokohama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fuji
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Fukuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Okinawa City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: London

5
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.
Fire Museum and Kanda Myojin will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and Hozomon. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kawagoe (Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine & Toki no Kane), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Jingu, admire the masterpieces at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and visit Ueno District.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katori, Kawagoe, Kawasaki, Kashima Jingu, Naritasan Omote Sando
Highlights from your plan
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

3
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Yokohama Port Museum and HARA Model Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Sankeien Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade, take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, contemplate the long history of Soji-ji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hommoku Shrine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yokohama online trip maker.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Yokohama sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fuji.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Mt.Fuji and Princess Kaguya museum. Keep things going the next day: walk around Iwamotoyama Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, visit Fujikawa Parking Downline, thenhead outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, thenstroll around Hiromi Park, and finally get great views at Obuchi Sasaba.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fuji travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Fuji takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fuji are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shizuoka
Highlights from your plan
Hiromi Park ©
Hiromi Park
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Pontocho District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto tour planning app.

Take a train from Fuji to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Fuji in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Fukuyama

Fukuyama ©
A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Tomonoura Museum of History and Folklore, witness the site of a historic battle at Kogarasu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukuzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enfuku Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), and finally examine the collection at Irohamaru Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saikokuji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyodo Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at MOU Onomichi City University Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuyama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fukuyama takes 4 hours. In March in Fukuyama, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Onomichi, Oyamazumi Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo) ©
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo)
Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine
Kogarasu Shrine ©
Kogarasu Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima planner.

Drive from Fukuyama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ono Church, thenexamine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Shitsu Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki City Sotome Museum of History and Folklore. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at 26 Martyrs Museum, steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture ©
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, thenkick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, and finally take a stroll through Misaki Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hairumubushi Beach, see the interesting displays at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kubazaki Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Ishigaki takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in April, expect Ishigaki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach

3
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katsuren Castle Ruins and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Escape the urban bustle at Busena Beach and Sun Marina Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall (in Ogimi-son), Hiji Waterfall (in Kunigami-son) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Onna-son). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Okinawa City Music Museum Ongakumura, admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, get to know the resident critters at Okinawa Zoo & Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Site of Chibana Castle.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Okinawa City online holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Okinawa City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ginowan, Onna-son, Uruma, Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall, Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama
Highlights from your plan
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

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