8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kita
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Nagoya
— 1 day
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon


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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kushida Shrine, Ohori Park and Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Yatai, then stroll through Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Manila to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in September: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kita.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan, Video Game Bar Space Station, Dotonbori, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, get a taste of local nightlife at Akiba Kart Osaka, then make a trip to Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, then shop like a local with Minami (Namba), and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then have some family-friendly fun at Video Game Bar Space Station.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kita road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fukuoka to Kita. In September in Kita, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
You've added Monkey Park Iwatayama, Tenryuji Temple, Bamboo Forest Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Nishiki Market, head outdoors with Kimono Rental Kyoto Aiwafuku Fushimi Inari, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally wander the streets of Gion. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park Iwatayama.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kita to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toNagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya vacation planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in September: highs in Nagoya hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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