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How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 09:47
I'm looking to spend the entire month of May 2021 in Japan. Here is what I currently have.
What are your thoughts on what I have so far?

7 days-Tokyo
- 32 things to do
- 1 day trip to Cup Noodle Museum

2 days-Hakone
- 12 things to do

7 days- Kyoto
- 47 things to do
- 1 day trip to Nara

4 days-Kanazawa
- 10 things to do
- 1 day trip to Shirakawago

3 days-Osaka
- 26 things to do

3 days-Hiroshima
- 4 things to do
- 1 day trip to Miyajima

3 days-Fukoka
- ? things to do
- idk if I want to go here
by Eddie Brown (guest)  

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 12:12
Basic info given. Dunno how much feedback can be given.

But seems like you have a lot of time at each location which is good thing. Hopefully you wont need to rush then.

Fukuoka/Kyushu - Plenty to see and do. But only go if those thing interest you.
by H (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 12:34
It's hard to provide information since you haven't said what the "things to do" are - some could be very short, others could take a whole day! Plan your itinerary more thoroughly and then ask for advice, so respondents can let you know if your days are too busy, or if you have organised the "things to do" in an efficient order.
by / (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 12:59
Things To Do
TOKYO
Central
Akihabara
Koishikawa Korakuen ($3,9-17)
Yasukuni Shrine (FREE,6-18)
Imperial Palace (FREE,9-17)
Imperial East Gardens (FREE,9-17)
Hama Rikyu ($3,9-17)
North
Asakusa Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Sensoji Temple (FREE,6-17)
Bentendo (FREE,9-17)
Tokyo Skytree ($42,8-22)
Ameyoko Plaza
Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple (FREE,9-17)
Toshogu Shrine outer (FREE,9-1730)
Kaneiji Temple (FREE,9-17)
Yanaka Ginza
Rikugien ($3,9-17)
Botanical Garden University of Tokyo ($5,9-1630)
West
Shibuya
Yoyogi Park (FREE,24hrs)
Meiji Shrine (FREE,Sunrise/Sunset)
Shinjuku Gyoen ($5,9-18)
Government Building with 2 observation decks (FREE,930-1730)
South
Fuji TV Building Observation ($7,10-18)
Aquacity Odaiba Ramen Theme Park
Telecom Center ($5,15-21)
teamLab Borderless ($32,10-19)
Hinokicho Park
Mori Tower Observation Deck ($23,11-20)
Tokyo Tower ($28,9-23)
Zojoji Temple (FREE,9-17)
Kyu Shiba Rikyu ($2,9-17)
Sengakuji Temple (FREE,7-18)
DAY TRIP Cup Noodle Museum ($10,10-18)
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 13:00
HAKONE
Enoura Observatory ($33,10-13/1330-1630)
Odawara Castle ($510,9-17)
Open Air Museum ($14,9-17)
Choanji Temple (FREE,24hrs)
Gotemba Outlet Mall
Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Field
Owakudani
Lake Ashinoko
Hakone Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Hakone Detached Palace (FREE,Sunris to Sunset)
Hakone Circuit
Visit Onsen ($20,9-23)
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 13:01
Kyoto
CENTRAL
Kyoto Tower ($8,9-21)
Nishiki Market
Nijo Castle ($7,845-17)
Kyoto Imperial Palace (FREE,9-17)
EAST
Kiyomizudera ($4,6-18)
Higashiyama
Ginkakuji ($5,830-17)
Nanzenji Temple ($5,840-17)
Gion District
Philosopherfs Path
Kodaiji Temple ($9,9-1730)
Kenninji Temple ($5,10-17)
Shorenin Temple ($5,9-17)
Heian Shrine (FREE,6-1730)
Heian Shrine Garden ($6,830-17)
Chionin Temple (FREE,9-1630)
Hojo and Yuzen Gardens ($5,9-1630)
Shogunzuka Mound ($5,9-17)
Eikando Temple ($6,9-17)
Shinnyodo Temple ($5,9-16)
Ysaka Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Maruyama Park
SOUTH
Fushimi Inari Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Daigoji Temple ($15,9-17)
Tofukuji Temple ($8,9-1630)
Toji Temple ($5,8-17)
NORTH
Kinkakuji ($4,9-17)
Shugakuin Villa (FREE,Book a Tour)
Ninnaji Temple ($5,9-17)
Kifune Shrine (FREE,6-20)
Kurama-dera ($3,9-16)
Ryoanji Temple ($5,8-17)
Sanzenin Temple ($7,830-17)
Jakkoin Temple ($6,9-17)
Hosenin Temple ($8,9-17)
Hieizan ($7,830-1630)
Jingoji ($6,9-16)
Saimyoji ($6,9-17)
Kozanji (FREE,830-17)
Daitokuji Temple ($17,9-16)
Kitano Tenmangu (FREE,5-18)
Kamo Shrines (FREE,530-17)
WEST
Arashiyama
Yoshiminedera ($5,8-17)
Daikakuji Temple ($6,9-17)
Tenryuji Temple ($5,830-1730)
Myoshinji Temple ($13,9-17)
Day trip Nara
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 13:01
Kanazawa
Kenroku-en gardens ($4,7-18)
Ninjadera ($10,9-16)
Higashi Chaya District
Seisonkaku Villa ($7,9-17)
Nagamachi
Nishi Chaya District
Oyama Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Kanazawa Castle (FREE,7-18)
D.T. Suzuki Museum ($4,9-17)
21st Centruy Contemporary Art Museum ($12,9-22)
Shirakawago day trip
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 13:02
Osaka
Dotonbori for shopping, drinks and dinner
Ebisu Bridge
Osaka Castle ($6,9-17)
Osaka Aquarium ($23,10-20)
Umeda Sky Building ($15,930-2230)
Shinsaibashi
Tsutenkaku
Shitennoji ($6,830-1630)
Osaka Castle Park ($2,9-17)
Sumiyoshi Taisha (FREE,6-17)
Abeno Harukas ($15,9-22)
Nakanoshima
Expo 70 Park ($3,930-17)
Kuromon Market
Harukas 300 ($14,9-22)
Nakanoshima Rose Garden (FREE,24hrs)
Tennoji Park (FREE,7-22)
Kema Sakuranomiya Park (FREE,24hrs)
Hozenji Temple (FREE,24hrs)
Osaka Temmangu Shrine (FREE,9-17)
Kuchu Teien Observatory ($15,930-2230)
Namba Yasaka Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Daisen Park (FREE,24hrs)
Nahai Botanical Garden ($2,930-17)
Isshinji Temple (FREE,9-16)
Mount Shigi
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 13:03
Hiroshima
Peace Park ($2,830-18)
Hondori Street
Shukkeien Garden ($3,9-18)
Hiroshima Castle ($4,9-18)
Miyajima


I don't expect to do every single thing on these lists. These are the things that I would like to do, now I just have to prioritize them
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 14:09
You may need to add a day for Hakone. The mall and castler are somewhat away from Hakone. And you need a few hours to walk around the mall.
by H (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 14:44
Ok now I'm looking at this

Tokyo-7 days
Hakone-3 days
Kyoto-7 days
Kanazawa-4 days
Osaka- 4 days
Hiroshima-2 days
Fukuoka-3 days
Tokyo-2 days
TOTAL________32 days
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 14:52
Right now my expenses look like USD
Flight: $3,700
Hostel: $890
Trans: $805
Activities: $501 (Still need to choose activities for Fukuoka)
Food: ? (I plan on a lot of convenience food)
Local Trans: ? still haven't mapped out every aspect of the trip but I plan to walk a lot
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/11 15:20
Here's my Fukuoka plans

Fukuoka
Canal City Hakata
Fukuoka Tower ($8,930-22)
Ohori Park Garden ($3,9-17)
Fukuoka Castle Ruins (FREE,24hrs)
Dazaifu Shrine (FREE,24hrs)
Nokonoshima Island
Nakasu
Tochoji Temple ($1,9-1645)
Hakata Port Tower (FREE,10-22)
Nishi Park (FREE,24hrs)
Komyozenji Temple ($5,930-1630)
Sakurai Futamigaura (FREE,24hrs)
Nanzoin (FREE,9-17)
Yusentei Park ($2,9-17)
Aburayama Katae (FREE,24hrs)
by Eddie Brown (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/12 08:20
I spent the entire month of May 2019 in Japan (30 actual days). It was my second visit. First four nights I slept in Tōkyō (the first days of May are public holidays in Japan, the so called "golden week", it could be busy to visit tourist destinations, for instance I went to the Tōkyō Sky Tree, and I spent almost three hours in a queue, but later I discovered foreigners can skip the line with and extra fee).
Then I activated my 21-day JR Pass and I literally visited all Japan, from North (Tōyako, Hokkaidō) to South (Kagoshima).
Last few day I slept in Kansai, though I already spent three nights there during the travel from North to South.
Two days before my departure I took a night bus from Ōsaka to Tōkyō, and I spent my last day in Tōkyō.
I planned to visit and do many things, I actually did half! So, take your time...
I suggest to spend at least a night in Nara, the are a lot of things to do, though most of them are temples; probably you can get bored with temples after visiting Kyōto, but you can visit Nara from Ōsaka as well.
by Marco (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: How's my current itinerary look 2020/6/12 08:39
Random thoughts:
*I'm not a huge fan of Miyajima as a day trip-we went in May a couple of years ago and it was hot, crowded and hard to enjoy. People say it's very nice overnight, as you are there after the day trippers leave, and before they arrive. There's also apparently a nice hike up the hill which would be better if you did it when it was less busy.

*I am a huge fan of Kanazawa, but four days sounds like a lot. Maybe take the opportunity to go to the Noto Peninsula-we took a train-and have a look around. Another time I'd like to drive the peninsula for a couple of days.

*Definitely stay a night in Nara if you can-it's very nice to be there once the tourists have gone. Even if you are prone to temple fever, the big Buddha is a sight to see.

You've got a nice amount of time, be flexible and don't feel you need to hit everything on the list. You'll find things you didn't know about or weren't expecting.

Whatever you decide, have a wonderful time in Japan!
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