21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Kumamoto Castle (in Kumamoto), Nagasaki (Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, &more) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohori Park, admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Fukuoka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fukuoka when traveling from Lisbon in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Dazaifu, Kumamoto Castle, Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum) and Dotombori (Dotombori District & Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kanazawa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
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, visit Akihabara, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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