18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train to Shin-Yokohama, Subway to Yokohama
4
Yokohama
— 1 night
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
5
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Train
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Urayasu
— 5 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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2
nights
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your trip
Nezu Museum ©
Art Museum
Nezu Museum
4.5
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
Art Museum
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT
4.3
Ginza Itoya Hontren ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ginza Itoya Hontren
4.3

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan as well as Universal Studios Japan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sannenzaka Ninenzaka as well as Gion. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, wander the streets of Gion, then take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori, and finally steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online day trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Ishibe Alley ©
Must see
Ishibe Alley
4.3
Gion
Neighborhood
Gion
4.1

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinyokohama Ramen Museum as well as Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama and then get in on the family fun at Shinyokohama Ramen Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Kyoto to Yokohama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Specialty Museum
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
4.0

1
night
Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Plan my Hakone-machi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Yokohama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 52°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

4
nights
Tokyo

Head to Shimokitazawa and Ginzafor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. Enjoy Tokyo some more: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, visit Ueno District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner.

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Hozomon ©
Must see
Hozomon
4.5
Nezu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori and Naritasan Omote Sando. Step off the beaten path and head to Kashima Jingu and Sakura no yama Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sakura (National Museum of Japanese History, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, &more), Umihotaru (in Kisarazu) and Tokiwadaira Cherry Blossom Promenade (in Matsudo). Have a day of magic on the 16th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katori Jingu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Grave of Bokuden Tsukahara, explore the world behind art at Hoki Museum, and browse the different shops at Ikspiari.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Urayasu route planner.

Urayasu is just a short distance from Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Urayasu dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Historic Site
Naritasan Omote Sando
4.2
Katori Jingu Shrine
Religious Site
Katori Jingu Shrine
4.5

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