9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train to Hakata, Fly to Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Shari-cho
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay



— 1 day

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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Boracay, Philippines to Hiroshima is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Hiroshima. In October, Hiroshima is little chillier than Boracay - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites


— 1 night
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, then make a trip to Wilson Stump, and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in October, Yakushima-cho is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks


— 1 night
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 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Gion, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder tool.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Yakushima-cho in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Uda.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods


— 1 night
Uda is a city located in northeastern Nara Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Uda was established on January 1, 2006, the towns of Haibara, Ōuda and Utano, and the village of Murō (all from Uda District).As of December 29, 2005, the city had an estimate population of 38,648 and a population density of 155.35 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around Torimiyama Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uda online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Uda by car takes about 2 hours. October in Uda sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Uda

Highlights from your trip


— 1 day
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Utoro Onsen, and then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shari-cho trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Uda to Shari-cho with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uda in October, with highs in Shari-cho at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Spas · Baths


— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online route builder.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Shari-cho in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.