46 days in Japan Itinerary

46 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 8 nights
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Fukuoka
— 4 nights
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Yokohama
— 11 nights
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Tokyo
— 21 nights

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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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Gion, Hosomi Museum, &more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Namban Culture Center, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, and stop by Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Osaka is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Osaka is 17 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Osaka at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Fukuoka

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.
Get some historical perspective at Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kumamoto Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Kushida Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Nagasaki (Shinchi Chinatown & Nagasaki Peace Park), Mojiko Retro (in Kitakyushu) and Baien (in Dazaifu). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Ohori Park, visit Nakasu District, sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

11
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Kōtoku-in. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pola Museum of Art will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yokohama: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Thermal Spas, &more) and Imamiya Tea Plantation (in Fuji). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yokohama trip planner.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Yokohama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. April in Yokohama sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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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.
Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs (in Higashikurume), Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Plant Substation (in Higashiyamato) and Kahenomori Art Museum (in Koganei). Have a day of magic on the 10th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo planner.

You can drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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