8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Sasaguri-machi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Yokohama
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
End: Tokyo

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marinoa City Fukuoka, Canal City Hakata and Nagahama Fish Market. Do your shopping at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center and JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Kinryuji Temple. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, browse the different shops at Kitte Hakata, and let little ones run wild at Odo Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. In May, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Sasaguri-machi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Fun & Games Parks
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JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata ©
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©

few
hours
Sasaguri-machi

Sasaguri-machi
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ohnojo Castle Ruins - Mt. Shiojiyama.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sasaguri-machi route planning website .

Sasaguri-machi is just a short distance from Fukuoka. In May in Sasaguri-machi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sasaguri-machi

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Kichijoji, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ginza and Takeshita Street. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Gotemba Premium Outlets in Gotemba, approximately 2h 15 min away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sasaguri-machi to Tokyo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kichijoji, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum and Yamashita Park. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): walk around Yamashita Park, look for gifts at Mooneyes Area-1, see the interesting displays at Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21, then see the interesting displays at Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, and finally take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yokohama trip planner .

Yokohama is very close to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Mooneyes Area-1 ©
Mooneyes Area-1
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

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