19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights

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Tokyo

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Akihabara, and make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Osaka

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

5
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Kyoto

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at IN KANAZAWA HOUSE.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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