20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
3
Matsumoto
— 3 nights
4
Naruto
— 2 nights
5
Onomichi
— 2 nights
6
Uwajima
— 1 night
7
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
8
Nichinan
— 1 night
9
Minamikyushu
— 1 night
10
Fukuoka
— 3 nights

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Nezu Shrine. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Kitanomaru Park are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Yakuoji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, take a stroll through Yanaka District, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and steep yourself in history at 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Niizo Hikawa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kawaguchi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Niizo Hikawa Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple
Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine

3
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Step out of the city life by going to Myojin Pond and Zengoro Fall. Get some cultural insight at Matsumoto Castle and Fukashi Shrine. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hodaka Shrine Okumiya, get outside with Konashidaira, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bandokoro Otaki Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Matsumoto in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kawaguchi in April, you will find days in Matsumoto are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Naruto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Hodaka Shrine Okumiya ©
Hodaka Shrine Okumiya
Fukashi Shrine ©
Fukashi Shrine

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Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Naruto German House, take an in-depth tour of Naruto City Kagawa Toyohiko Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokurakuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anrakuji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumadaniji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Naruto Strait, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art, thenhead outdoors with Naruto Skyline, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Yomomi Bridge Observatory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Naruto trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Matsumoto to Naruto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Onomichi.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Awa, Anrakuji Temple
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Kumano Shrine ©
Kumano Shrine
Naruto Strait ©
Naruto Strait

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Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jyodo Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saikokuji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fukuzen-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomo no Ura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takami, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shirataki, head outdoors with Ikuchi Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, thenhead outdoors with Ikuchijima, and finally make a trip to Innoshima Suigun Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Onomichi vacation builder website.

You can drive from Naruto to Onomichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Naruto in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Onomichi, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uwajima.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fukuyama
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo) ©
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park

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night
Uwajima

Uwajima ©
Uwajima is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 86,631 and a population density of 184.53 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Uwajima City Historical Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryuko-in Temple, make a trip to Uwajima Castle, steep yourself in history at Tokaku-ji Temple, thenappreciate the views at Nametoko Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Inarizan Ryukoji Temple.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uwajima road trip planning app.

Drive from Onomichi to Uwajima in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Uwajima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Uwajima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle

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night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, explore the striking landscape at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaguraden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Uwajima to Takachiho-cho in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Uwajima in May, expect nights in Takachiho-cho to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nichinan.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden

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Nichinan

Nichinan ©
Tourism in Nichinan, a town on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, flourishes thanks to the scenic Nichinan-Kaigan coastline, a stretch of secluded coves, islands, and tranquil beaches.
On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Old Ito Denzaemon House, get to know the fascinating history of Obijyo Castle Ruins, take an in-depth tour of Nichinan International Center and Komura Memorial Hall, steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Jutaro Komura, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Udo Shrine, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nichinan Coast.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nichinan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Nichinan takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nichinan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Minamikyushu.

Things to do in Nichinan

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine
Nichinan Coast ©
Nichinan Coast
Obijyo Castle Ruins ©
Obijyo Castle Ruins

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Minamikyushu

Minamikyushu ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo, don't miss a visit to Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, steep yourself in history at Futatsuya Traditional House, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chirancho Gokoku Shrine, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chiran Heiwa Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minamikyushu trip app.

You can drive from Nichinan to Minamikyushu in 3 hours. Traveling from Nichinan in May, expect nights in Minamikyushu to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Minamikyushu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Chiran Samurai Residence Garden ©
Chiran Samurai Residence Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Nanzoin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kego Shrine, thenstop by Shintencho Shopping Street, thenwalk around Ohori Park, and finally wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Minamikyushu to Fukuoka takes 4 hours. When traveling from Minamikyushu in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fukuoka, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Tenkai Inari Shrine, Nanzoin
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
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Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery ©
Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery

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