28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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28 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fukuroi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Takayama
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hikone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kita
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Konohana
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
7
Chuo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
8
Suminoe
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Naniwa
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Tennoji
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Ikuno
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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4
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kids will enjoy Inatori Ukiuki Beach and Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Otago Beach (in Nishiizu-cho), Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida) and Kusushi Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hakone-machi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Hakone-machi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Hakone-machi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fukuroi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kusushi Shrine, Fuji-Q Highland, Mount Fuji, Otago Beach, Inatori Ukiuki Beach
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

1
night
Fukuroi

Fukuroi ©
Fukuroi is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 85,169 and a population density of 786 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hattasan Soneiji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuisai Temple, then don't miss a visit to Yamaha Stadium Iwata, then look for gifts at Gyokkado, Imanoura Honten, and finally make a trip to The lane of Katumi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fukuroi visit planner .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Fukuroi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in September, expect nights in Fukuroi to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Fukuroi

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Iwata
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Hattasan Soneiji Temple ©
Hattasan Soneiji Temple
The lane of Katumi ©
The lane of Katumi
Yamaha Stadium Iwata ©
Yamaha Stadium Iwata

5
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Ogimachi, & more), Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Kanazawa (Nomura Family Samurai House, Omicho Market, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fukuroi to Takayama takes 4 hours. Traveling from Fukuroi in September, Takayama is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Hikone.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Shirakawa-mura, Matsumoto Castle
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

1
night
Hikone

Hikone ©
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurokabe Square, step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle, then go for a walk through 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, and finally don't miss a visit to Yumekyobashi Castel Road.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hikone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Hikone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. October in Hikone sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nagahama
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Yumekyobashi Castel Road ©
Yumekyobashi Castel Road
Kurokabe Square ©
Kurokabe Square

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Family-friendly places like Hirakata Park and Itami Sky Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA in Ikeda (about 32 minutes away).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kita itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hikone to Kita takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Konohana.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Hirakata Park, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Itami Sky Park, Nifrel
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hirakata Park ©
Hirakata Park
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Itami Sky Park ©
Itami Sky Park

1
night
Konohana

Konohana ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Konohana journey builder site .

Konohana is very close to Kita. In October in Konohana, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chuo.

Things to do in Konohana

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

3
nights
Chuo

Chuo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, browse the different shops at Ikspiari, and then enjoy some diversion at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chuo online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Konohana to Chuo with the Route module. In October in Chuo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Suminoe.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

1
night
Suminoe

Suminoe ©
For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Suminoe trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chuo to Suminoe. In October, daily temperatures in Suminoe can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Naniwa.

Things to do in Suminoe

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Mentai Park Osaka ATC ©
Mentai Park Osaka ATC

1
night
Naniwa

Naniwa ©
On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tennoji Zoo, then try out the rides at SpaWorld, then don't miss a visit to Ukiyokoji Street, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naniwa route planner.

Naniwa is very close to Suminoe. In October, daily temperatures in Naniwa can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tennoji.

Things to do in Naniwa

Zoos & Aquariums Spas Baths

Side Trip

Osaka
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SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Tennoji

Tennoji ©
On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodoin, make a trip to Shinsekai, enjoy breathtaking views from Tsutenkaku, then don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Abeno Harukas Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Peace Osaka, then look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennoji Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tennoji trip maker app .

Tennoji is just a stone's throw from Naniwa. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ikuno.

Things to do in Tennoji

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Osaka, Byodoin
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Tennoji Park ©
Tennoji Park
Peace Osaka ©
Peace Osaka

2
nights
Ikuno

Ikuno ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple, get in on the family fun at Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishikiri Tsurugi Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ikuno online trip itinerary maker .

Ikuno is just a stone's throw from Tennoji. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ikuno

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Higashiosaka, Shingisan Chogosonshiji Temple, Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park, Horyu-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park ©
Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine ©
Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine

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