8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nihonmatsu
— 1 night
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Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then walk around Ueno Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in March, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nihonmatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Nihonmatsu

— 1 night
Ebisu Circuit has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Skypia Adatara, get in on the family fun at Ebisu Circuit, and then get to know the resident critters at Tohoku Safari Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nihonmatsu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nihonmatsu takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Nihonmatsu to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nihonmatsu

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Spas
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Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Nihonmatsu to Kyoto with the Route module. When traveling from Nihonmatsu in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Fukushima Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Castles
Fukushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Fukushima.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Fukushima prefecture was part of what was known as Mutsu Province.The Shirakawa Barrier and the Nakoso Barrier were built around the 5th century to protect 'civilized Japan' from the 'barbarians' to the north. Fukushima became a Province of Mutsu after the Taika Reforms were established in 646.In 718, the provinces of Iwase and Iwaki were created, but these areas reverted to Mutsu some time between 722 and 724.The province of Fukushima was conquered by Prince Subaru in 1293. This region of Japan is also known as Michinoku and Ōshū.The Fukushima Incident took place in the prefecture after Mishima Michitsune was appointed governor in 1882.2011 earthquake and subsequent disastersThe 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the resulting Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused significant damage to the prefecture, primarily but not limited to the eastern Hama-dōri region.

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