24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Oslo
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Oslo

4
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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Oslo to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in May, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more) and Nara (Nara Park & Kofuku-ji Temple). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Hakoshima Residence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komyozen-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally stroll around Kasuga Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, thentake in the pleasant sights at Fukuoka Tower, thenwalk around Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka route planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kasuga Park
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

2
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.
On the 6th (Sat), go for a walk through Sengan-en, make a trip to Kagoshima Chuo Station, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, thenmake a trip to Tenmonkan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, get impressive views of Sakurajima, thenadmire the striking features of Tsukiyomi Shrine, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Kagoshima City Aquarium, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

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You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): walk around Maizuru Park, contemplate the long history of Fukuoka Castle Ruins, thenmake a trip to Yatai, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Osakana Tengoku, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and finally wander the streets of Nakasu District.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ise (Okageza, Ise Shrine Geku, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Nagoya itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Nagoya in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Nagoya are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ise
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Gion and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). See even more of Tokyo: steep yourself in history at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Sankeien Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

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