23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Ikspiari & Tokyo DisneySea). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, walk around Ueno Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

2
nights
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 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then stop by Nagamachi Neighborhood, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally surround yourself with nature on IN KANAZAWA HOUSE.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa day trip app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get little chillier in Kanazawa: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

5
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Daibutsuden, Nara Park, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

4
nights
Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.