32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Nagoya
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
3
Matsue
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Oda
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kitakyushu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

8
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday tool.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Tokyo. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Okageza, &more), Toba (Shimin no Mori Park, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more) and Hikone (Hikone Castle Museum & Hikone Castle). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Seinan Sumiyagura, and see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya travel app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nagoya are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Kora-cho, Hikone
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

5
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Explore Matsue's surroundings by going to Ryuzuga Taki Falls (in Unnan), Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City) and Izumo (Izumo Taisha Shrine Gohonden, Izumo Taisha Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matsue Castle, explore the world behind art at Shimane Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, and stop by Rihaku Shuzo.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Matsue trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nagoya to Matsue in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Matsue can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oda.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Ryuzuga Taki Falls, Shinji Lake
Highlights from your plan
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

3
nights
Oda

Oda ©
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kuromatsu Beach (in Gotsu) and Hamada (Aquas, Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, &more). The adventure continues: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate the long history of Riyokan Arata, get a new perspective on nature at Shimane Nature MUseum of Mt.Sambe Sahimel, and take in the awesome beauty at Daisen-Oki National Park Mt. Sambe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oda trip tool.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Oda takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hamada, Kuromatsu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park ©
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park
Thermal Spas
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

4
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Get out of town with these interesting Kitakyushu side-trips: Soeda-machi (Hikosan Shrine, Hoheiden, &more) and Old Kurauchi Residence (in Chikujo-gun). There's much more to do: try to win big at Kokura Horse Tracks, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, admire the sheer force of Sugao Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu route maker website.

You can drive from Oda to Kitakyushu in 4.5 hours. September in Kitakyushu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Old Kurauchi Residence
Highlights from your plan
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Mt Sarakura ©
Mt Sarakura

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo), Dazaifu (Dazaifu Monzen Machi, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more) and Kurume (Kurume Tsubaki Park & Kyoho Winery). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza, and look for gifts at Kobo Tottan.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip tool.

Drive from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Toho-mura, Itoshima, Kurume, Onojo - Chikuzenkoku
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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