29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
5
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
6
Naha
— 4 nights
7
Sapporo
— 2 nights
8
Sendai
— 2 nights
9
Tokyo
— 6 nights

1
night
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

Plan my day in Hiroshima using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo), Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple) and Kumamoto (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Suizenji Jojuen Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka online travel planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kumamoto, Dazaifu, Onojo - Chikuzenkoku
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

3
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Explore Kagoshima's surroundings by going to Ibusuki (Ryugu Shrine, Cape Nagasakibana, &more), Ushine Bridge (in Tarumizu) and Chiran Samurai Residence Garden (in Minamikyushu). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kagoshima online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Ushine Bridge, Chiran Samurai Residence Garden
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

4
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, indulge in some culinary diversions at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, have unforgettable encounters with Blue Magic Scuba Diving Service Naha Okinawa ブルーマジック ダイビング 沖縄 那覇, and sample the fine beverages at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha day trip tool.

Fly from Kagoshima to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in June, things will get a bit warmer in Naha: highs are around 34°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Motobu-cho
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Moerenuma Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then stroll around Odori Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout, stroll around Maruyama Park, then take in the views from Asakusa Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sapporo travel route planner.

Fly from Naha to Sapporo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in June, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (20°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Moerenuma Park ©
Moerenuma Park

2
nights
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 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Osaki Hachiman Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, appreciate the history behind Zuihoden, then make a trip to Sendai Station, and finally stop by Sendai Mediatheque. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, then go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sendai trip maker site.

You can fly from Sapporo to Sendai in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in June, with highs in Sendai at 25°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Matsushima-machi
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Osaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Osaki Hachiman Shrine

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in June, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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