17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ise
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Urayasu
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly

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nights
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Kennin-ji Temple. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and take a stroll through Pontocho District.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Washington DC, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kyoto. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Must see
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6

2
nights
Osaka

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and finally walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Must see
Nigatsu-do Temple
4.6
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Religious Site
Kasuga Grand Shrine
4.4
Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Osaka in April, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Seigantoji Temple ©
Must see
Seigantoji Temple
4.4
Hirou Shrine ©
Religious Site
Hirou Shrine
4.2

1
night
Ise

A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ise online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Ise are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Ise

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Oharai-machi ©
Must see
Oharai-machi
4.2
Ise Shrine Geku
Must see
Ise Shrine Geku
4.6
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Must see
Sarutahiko Shrine
4.3

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukazawa Zeni Araibenzaiten.

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You can drive from Ise to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, Hakone-machi is a bit cooler than Ise - with highs of 55°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Specialty Museum
Lalique Museum Hakone
4.2
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Hakone Museum of Art
4.3

2
nights
Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Yamashita Park, get to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade, then admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art, then shop like a local with Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, then don't miss a visit to Sankeien Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Kaitsu Gomeigaisha no Renga Iko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yokohama sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Yokohama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Yokohama to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Urayasu.

Things to do in Yokohama

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Hase-dera Temple ©
Must see
Hase-dera Temple
4.6
Sankeien Gardens ©
Historic Walking Area
Sankeien Gardens
4.5

1
night
Urayasu

A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Urayasu trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Urayasu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
4.3

4
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Get some cultural insight at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Fire Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

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Tokyo is just a short distance from Urayasu. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Urayasu in April, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Hozomon ©
Must see
Hozomon
4.5
Nezu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
Asakusa Shrine ©
Must see
Asakusa Shrine
4.3

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