9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sendai
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— Few hours
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Shirahama-cho
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— Few hours
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Osaki Hachiman Shrine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yagiyama Zoological Park, contemplate the long history of Sendaijo Ato, explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Zuihoden, and finally make a trip to Sendai Station.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sendai trip itinerary app.

Misawa to Sendai is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In April in Sendai, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Osaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Osaki Hachiman Shrine
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Sendai to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja and then don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda.

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

You can take a train from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujiyoshida, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Historic Sites
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Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planner.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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Shirahama-cho

Shirahama-cho ©
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Shirahama Minzoku Onsen Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirarahama Beach, and finally Head underground at Sandanbeki Cave.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shirahama-cho online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Shirahama-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Shirahama-cho is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shirarahama Beach ©
Shirarahama Beach
Adventure World ©
Adventure World

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Kyoto

Kyoto
To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planning website.

You can drive from Shirahama-cho to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Shirahama-cho in April since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 11°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

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 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Miyajima
Miyajima

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fukuoka Castle Ruins, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, then make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, and finally get lost in a book at Fukuoka City Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soshodaiji Temple, steep yourself in history at Old Ito Denemon House, then wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, then get curious at Kanmon Strait Live Hall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kokura Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

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