Itinerary Ideas

The Classic Path

  1. Day 1-2 Tokyo

    Day 1-2 Tokyo

    Upon arriving in Tokyo, immerse yourself into the atchless pop culture of Japan by seeing the renowned Shibuya Crossing, the famous Hachiko at Shibuya, the unique fashion trends of Harajuku, and the night life of Shinjuku. You can also expose yourself to the traditional side of Tokyo by going to Asakusa, Meiji Shrine, etc.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Shinjuku

  2. Day 3 Amusement Parks and Shopping

    Day 3 Amusement Parks and Shopping

    Spend an entire day visiting theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea, while enjoy shopping at Odaiba, Shibuya, Harajuku, etc.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Shinjuku

  3. Day 4 Day trip to Yokohama and Kamakur

    Day 4 Day trip to Yokohama and Kamakura

    Yokohama is known not only to be the second largest city in Japan but also for the place where China Town resides. “Ramen museum” is also located here and you can enjoy various and numerous bowls of ramen while “Cup Ramen Museum” is where you can make your own original cup ramen.
    Travel further south of Yokohama and venture into the ancient times of Kamakura that was once the main city of Japan. See the largest monumental Buddha within the Kanto area, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, which can be seen from both outside and inside.

  4. Day 5 Tokyo to Hakone

    Day 5 Tokyo to Hakone

    Explore the wonders of Japan through Hakone by visiting the Old Tokaido Road, which was an important checkpoint area that linked Tokyo with Kyoto during the feudal Edo Period. Furthermore, enjoy yourself on Yunessun, an onsen theme park which has several creative onsens for you to relax.

  5. Day 6-8 Hakone to Kyoto

    Day 6-8 Hakone to Kyoto

    Kyoto has many historic sites and local delicacies to savor. The well renowned thousand red Toris (gates) of Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkauji, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and other sites will fill you the wonders of old Japan.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Kyoto Yamashina Hotel Sanraku

  6. Day 9 Kyoto to Hiroshima

    Day 9 Kyoto to Hiroshima

    Visit Hiroshima, unenviably known for being the place where the first atomic bomb was dropped and see the Peace Memorial Park Museum that commemorates the 1945 event. Engage yourself in Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site known to be the boundary between the spirit and human worlds.

  7. Day 10-11 Hiroshima to Osaka

    Day 10-11 Hiroshima to Osaka

    Stroll around Tenjinbashi-Suji, known to be the longest shopping arcade street in Japan. See a World Heritage Site, the perfect Himeji Castle located approximately two hours away from Osaka. Taste the mouth-watering local delicacies of Osaka Cuisine such as Kobe beef, takoyaki, okonomiyaki and fresh seafood known throughout.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Osaka

The Unseen Path

  1. Day 1-2 Tokyo

    Day 1-2 Tokyo

    There are numerous hidden treasures in Tokyo to explore. The Gotokuji Temple that is said to bring you fortune with its “maneki neko” (beckoning cat), The statue of the loyal dog Hachiko and his master located inside the campus of Tokyo University, and Tokyo Peace Pagoda found in the deep western ends of Tokyo, surrounded by Mount Odera and Okutama Lake.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Shinjuku

  2. Day 3 Day Trip to Kawagoe

    Day 3 Day Trip to Kawagoe

    Take a day trip to Kawagoe, Saitama to visit a small town that has preserved its past state in order to recreate the Edo lifestyle. There are various shrines and local foods that will make you feel that you slipped back in time.

  3. Day 4 Day Trip to Mt Takao

    Day 4 Day Trip to Mt Takao

    Approximately an hour away from Shinjuku, Mount Takao is one of the closest natural recreational areas with beautiful scenery, an active hiking course and a fascinating shrine.
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  4. Day 5 Tokyo to Nikko

    Day 5 Tokyo to Nikko

    Plunge yourself into the beauty of Nikko, abundant with history and culture as Nikko Toshuogun Shrine was created in dedication to the Founder of Edo regime, Ieyasu Tokugawa. Various onsens outdoors where you can relax and be absorbed by the aesthetic view of nature is available.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Nasu Onsen Sanraku Hotel
    Kinugawa Onsen Sanraku Hotel

  5. Day 6 Nikko to Matsumoto

    Day 6 Nikko to Matsumoto

    When visiting Matsumoto, take a journey through Matsumoto Castle, one of the four castles recognized as the National Treasures of Japan. The Northern Alps will have your breath taken away by its natural beauty, irregardless of the season. Take time to stop by “Japan Ukiyo-e Museum” too as it holds the largest collection of ukiyo-e (wooden block print art).

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto

  6. Day 7 Matsumoto to Kanazawa

    Day 7 Matsumoto to Kanazawa

    Spend a full day to explore Kanazawa, and visit Kenrokuen, one of the top three must visit traditional Japanese gardens. There are many cultural activities that you can experience as tea ceremonies and geisha performances are available.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Kanazawa Hakuchoro Sanraku Hotel

  7. Day 8-9 Kanazawa to Nagoya

    Day 8-9 Kanazawa to Nagoya

    Nagoya has a rich culture full of ancient and modern history. Experience the dierence between eras as you see Nagoya Castle built during Edo Period.
    Meanwhile, see Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology built during modern time and immerse yourself in this museum which first started as a textile.

Winter Wonderland Path

  1. Day 1 Noboribetsu

    Day 1 Noboribetsu

    Upon arrival at Shin-Chitose Airport, start your Hokkaido trip by exploring the hell valley where you’ll find Japan’s most primordial onsens and beautiful sceneries of Noboribetsu which is only an hour away by train from the airport.

  2. Day 2 Lake Toya to Hakodate

    Day 2 Lake Toya to Hakodate

    While heading to Hakodate, stop by Lake Toya to see an exhilarating view of the lake that never freezes, even during the coldest winter season. Upon arrival at Hakodate, see monkeys enjoying themselves in the hot springs at Tropical Botanical Garden.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate

    Photo courtesy of Toyako-cho

  3. Day 3 Hakodate to Niseko

    Day 3 Hakodate to Niseko

    Explore Hakodate culture at Asaichi Market (First thing in the morning market) with fresh seafood, and in the afternoon, a historic site of the star-shaped fort of Goryokaku awaits you. After a cultural exploration, the snow of Niseko is the next spot to be!

  4. Day 4-5 Niseko

    Day 4-5 Niseko

    Niseko is known for having light powder snow, perfect for outdoor winter activities. Enjoy a day full of skiing, snowboarding and other fun winter activities.

  5. Day 6 Niseko to Sapporo

    Day 6 Niseko to Sapporo

    Explore the capital of Hokkaido, Sapporo, where you will be left astounded by the variety and taste of their local cuisines, history and beautiful nature. The famous Sapporo Snow Festival conducted during the first week of February is a must see attraction!

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-TSUBAKI-Sapporo
    Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo

  6. Day 7 Day trip to Otaru

    Day 7 Day trip to Otaru

    Only 40minutes away by train from Sapporo, Otaru is known widely to be the Venice of North. It once served as a major trading port, and you will find yourself absorbed by the city’s history as magnificent canals lined up with brick warehouses and gas lights adore the city.

  7. Day 8 Sapporo to Asahikawa

    Day 8 Sapporo to Asahikawa

    Take a journey to Asahikawa, where Asahikawa Winter Festival, another snow festival is celebrated, occurring around the same time as Sapporo Snow Festival is held. Besides the snow festival, Asahikawa is also extensively known for its local ramen and zoo.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Asahikawa

  8. Day 9 Asahikawa to Tomamu

    Day 9 Asahikawa to Tomamu

    Only during the winter season, you will find the ice village of Tomamu, where you can spend a night at a hotel sophistically made of ice. There are several activities that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

  9. Day 10 Tomamu to Sapporo

    Day 10 Tomamu to Sapporo

    Head back to Sapporo as your flight awaits you at Shin-Chitose Airport.

The Historic Path

  1. Day 1 Fukuoka<

    Day 1 Fukuoka

    After arriving at Fukuoka, venture off into the city where Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Ohori Park, and other several sites reside. Enjoy local cuisine such as motsu-nabe (hotpot of beef or pork offal), Hakata ramen and mentaiko (Spicy Cod Roe) at yatai (food stalls) which are available at night.

  2. Day 2 Fukuoka to Kitakyushu<

    Day 2 Fukuoka to Kitakyushu

    Spend half a day of shopping at Hakata, where you will find many stores at Canal City. Head then towards Kitakyushu and enjoy numerous activities, like Kitakyushu Manga Museum, Kokura Castle, and Toto Museum.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Premier Hotel Mojiko

  3. Day 3 Kitakyushu to Nagasaki

    Day 3 Kitakyushu to Nagasaki

    Savor some fresh sushi in the morning at the Karato Fish Market, which is only 10 minutes away from Mojiko by ferry boat. Afterwards, from Kokura, head towards Nagasaki by bus and find a charming city with numerous cultures and historic allure.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Luke Plaza Hotel

    (c)City of Shimonoseki

  4. Day 4-5 Nagasaki

    Day 4-5 Nagasaki

    Spend an entire day wandering around the magnifi- cent city of Nagasaki filled with historic wonders. As Nagasaki was one of the few ports that were open to the outside world during the 16th century, you can find an infusion of Japanese, Western, Chinese culture and religion within this beautiful city.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Luke Plaza Hotel

  5. Day 6 Nagasaki to Kumamoto

    Day 6 Nagasaki to Kumamoto

    After spending a day in Nagasaki, proceed to Kumamoto to explore a glimpse of samurai life, by going through the residence of the Hosokawa Family, a powerful samurai clan that once ruled Kumamoto during Edo Period. Nearby, you can find Kumamoto castle.

  6. Day 7 Kumamoto to Beppu

    Day 7 Kumamoto to Beppu

    Take a break at Takegawara Onsen, one of the oldest and most traditional onsen in Beppu that has been in business for more than over two centuries. Walk through a popular site, Beppu Jigoku (Hell of Beppu), which will “welcome you to hell” as it is filled with various onsens that are too hot to bathe in.

  7. Day 8 Beppu to Fukuoka

    Day 8 Beppu to Fukuoka

    Travel back to Fukuoka to end your Kyushu journey.

    Provided by the City of Fukuoka

The Adventure Path

  1. Day 1 Fukuoka

    Day 1 Fukuoka

    Arrive at Fukuoka and gaze into the fields of seasonal flowers at Nokonoshima Park, a small island located in Hakata Bay. Lodging is available for guests who desire to stay overnight at the park. There are also islands nearby, Genkai Island and Ainoshima Island known to be cat islands. Be sure to mark this place if you are a feline lover!

    Provided by the City of Fukuoka

  2. Day 2 Fukuoka to Yufuin

    Day 2 Fukuoka to Yufuin

    Travel to Yufuin, a small town filled with numerous onsens and considered to be a center of art. There are more than 20 art museums and galleries that you can visit. One of them is Yufuin Kiyoshi Yamashita Museum, where works of Kiyoshi Yamashita, who is known to be a Japanese Van Gogh, are displayed.

  3. Day 3 Yufuin to Kumamoto

    Day 3 Yufuin to Kumamoto

    Visit Mt. Aso, an active volcano in Kumamoto, one of the world’s oldest caldera. Walk through nature into the deepest parts of the forest where Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine is hidden. This shrine has also inspired Yuki Midorikawa to write the manga “Hotarubi no Mori e”.

  4. Day 4 Kumamoto to Miyazaki

    Day 4 Kumamoto to Miyazaki

    Enjoy a boat ride through Takachiho Gorge while being immersed by beautiful sceneries of cascading waterfalls. You can also find Amano Iwato Shrine, also known as Gyobogaiwa which is located in a cave. This place is said to be where the sun goddess, Amaterasu, so outraged by her brother’s pranks hid herself and thus depriving the world of her light.

  5. Day 5 Miyazaki to Kagoshima

    Day 5 Miyazaki to Kagoshima

    Sakurajima, known to be Kagoshima’s, holds one of Japan’s most active volcanoes. It’s most violent eruption can be traced all the way to 1914, where its volcanic ash reached 8,000 meters through the sky and buried Kurokami Shrine which was located nearby. Explore the remains of Kurokami Shrine, as its proud 3 meters long gate now remains a meter high.

  6. Day 6 Kagoshima to Tanegashima and Yakushima

    Day 6 Kagoshima to Tanegashima and Yakushima

    Be surrounded by the ancient forests of Osumi Islands’Tanegashima and Yakushima and explore Southern Kyushu’s wildlife backyard. Yakushima has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993, due to its rich green forests that are filled with Japanese cedar trees; it’s most ancient known to be over 7000 years old.

  7. Day 7 Yakushima to Fukuoka

    Day 7 Yakushima to Fukuoka

    From Yakushima, take a flight back to Fukuoka and end your Kyushu outdoor adventures.

Tropical Waterland Path

  1. Day 1-2 Southern Okinawa

    Day 1-2 Southern Okinawa

    Venture into Okinawan culture and upon your arrival explore Makishi Public Market, Shuri Shine and Seifa-Utaki some of the most popular areas to experience in Okinawa.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Hyatt Regency Naha
    RIHGA Royal Gran Okinawa

  2. Day 3 Central Okinawa

    Day 3 Central Okinawa

    As you visit Ryukyu Mura, learn about the traditional culture and history of Okinawa as it is a recreation of the village that existed during the Ryukyu Kingdom period. Dive into the Blue Cave at central Okinawa and be mystified by the beautiful nature of the blue ocean.

  3. Day 4 Northern Okinawa

    Day 4 Northern Okinawa

    On a clear sunny day, the islands of Kagoshima can be seen at Cape Hedo, the northernmost part of Okinawa. Drive through Kouri Bridge and enjoy beautiful sceneries of the ocean and immerse yourself in various beach activities at Okuma.

    Recommended Accommodation:
    Okuma Private Beach & Resort