31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 6 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Kobe
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama Chinatown (in Naka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Takeshita Street, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Central Railway Station, and stroll around Ueno Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo holiday planning website .

Oslo, Norway to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Oslo in September, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama Chinatown, Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Uji to see Byodoin about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, make a trip to Gion, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Otsu, Byodoin
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more), Brewery Village Chojugura (in Itami) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka day trip planning app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Brewery Village Chojugura
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

5
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kobe: Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Himeji (Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, Himeji Castle, & more) and Kashima Shrine (in Takasago). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Chinatown (Nankinmachi), gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, stroll through Suma Beach, and examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kobe online road trip planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In September, daytime highs in Kobe are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Himeji, Amore Beach, Otsuka Museum of Art, Kashima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Mojiko Retro (in Kitakyushu), Miyajihama Beach (in Fukutsu) and Dazaifu Temmangu (in Dazaifu). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tsutsukihama Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, stroll through Nishikihama Beach, and let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planning app .

You can take a train from Kobe to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Iki, Ikazuchi Shrine, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Mojiko Retro, Miyajihama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See even more of Tokyo: wander the streets of Odaiba, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

Find out how to plan Tokyo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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