32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Nagoya
— 5 nights
3
Matsue
— 5 nights
4
Oda
— 3 nights
5
Kitakyushu
— 4 nights
6
Fukuoka
— 5 nights

8
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

5
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Toba (Shimin no Mori Park, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more), Hikone (Hikone Castle Museum & Hikone Castle) and Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Okageza, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saimyo-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower, and get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nagoya tour planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Kora-cho, Hikone
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

5
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Explore Matsue's surroundings by going to Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City), Izumo (Izumo Taisha Shrine Gohonden, Izumo Taisha Shrine, &more) and Ryuzuga Taki Falls (in Unnan). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matsue Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, take a memorable tour with Tours, and head off the coast to Katsura Island.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matsue day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nagoya to Matsue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oda.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Ryuzuga Taki Falls, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

3
nights
Oda

Oda ©
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamada (Aquas, Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, &more) and Kuromatsu Beach (in Gotsu). There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, make a trip to Kanzeonji Temple, contemplate the long history of Omori Town Exchange Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Shimane Nature MUseum of Mt.Sambe Sahimel.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oda tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Matsue to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hamada, Kuromatsu Beach
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park ©
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park
Thermal Spas
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art

4
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Get out of town with these interesting Kitakyushu side-trips: Soeda-machi (Hikosan Shrine, Hoheiden, &more) and Old Kurauchi Residence (in Chikujo-gun). There's much more to do: try to win big at Kokura Horse Tracks, make a trip to Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Moji Side), take in the dramatic natural features at Hiraodai, and learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu road trip website.

Traveling by car from Oda to Kitakyushu takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kitakyushu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Old Kurauchi Residence
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Kyushu Railway History Museum ©
Kyushu Railway History Museum
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Kurume (Kurume Tsubaki Park & Kyoho Winery), Dazaifu (Dazaifu Monzen Machi, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more) and Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, stop by Kobo Tottan, and buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip tool.

Drive from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Toho-mura, Kurume, Itoshima, Onojo - Chikuzenkoku
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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