35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 6 nights
2
Goto
— 1 night
3
Fukuoka
— 6 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 8 nights
6
Tokyo
— 9 nights

6
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Get some historical perspective at Shinchi Chinatown and Suwa Shrine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 26 Martyrs Museum and Yutoku Inari Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Sakagura Dori (in Kashima), Unzen (Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) & Onsen Resorts) and Shimabara (Heisei Shinzan Nature Center & Torita House). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, kick back and relax at Takahama Beach, walk around Nagasaki Seaside Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ōura Church.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki travel site.

Toronto, Canada to Nagasaki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Nagasaki. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nagasaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kashima, Unzen, Shimabara
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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26 Martyrs Museum ©
26 Martyrs Museum
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

1
night
Goto

Goto ©
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tamanoura Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Osezaki Dangai, pause for some serene contemplation at Imochiura Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Uragashira Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dozaki Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Goto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nagasaki to Goto by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in September, you will find days in Goto are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Goto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kushida Shrine and Hakozaki Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Miyajidake Shrine and Nanzoin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Munakata Shrine (in Munakata), Karatsu (Tsuru No Iwaya Temple, Nagoya Castle Ruins, &more) and Imari Okawachiyama (in Imari). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nishikihama Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakata New Life Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jotenji Temple.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Goto to Fukuoka takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goto in September: highs in Fukuoka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakatsu, Iki, Karatsu, Miyajidake Shrine, Munakata Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daishoin Temple and Yamato Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planning tool.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Kifune Shrine. For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Minami (Namba). Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara), Sakurai (Kasayamako Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Awaji (Awaji Castle, Izanagi Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koya-cho, Sakurai, Awaji, Kashihara Jingu
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 or Shimokitazawa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Nezu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki), Narita (Naritasan Park, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, and take a stroll through Ueno District.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Narita, Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Katori
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Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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