23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
5
Takayama
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
7
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— Few hours
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Ome
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tenryuji Temple, Okochi Sanso Garden, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and other attractions.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Abeno Harukas, Dotombori District, Hozenji Yokocho, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Abeno Harukas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Umeda Sky Building ©
Umeda Sky Building

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omicho Market, Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen Garden, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Omicho Market, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

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You can drive from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect Kanazawa to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takayama Jinya, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally make a trip to Takayama Castle Ruins.

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Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Asakusa Shrine, Senso-ji Temple, Nezu Shrine, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Ueno Park, take a stroll through Yanaka District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tennoji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyaginohayakawa River Bank, Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, Onshi Hakone Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): go for a walk through Hakone Stone‐paved Road, contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally take a stroll through Kagurazaka. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, walk around Onshi Hakone Park, then take a tour by water with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and finally go for a walk through Miyaginohayakawa River Bank.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi route app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka

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hours
Tokyo

Tokyo
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

1
night
Ome

Ome ©
Ōme is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 136,071 and a population density of 1320 persons per km². Your day by day itinerary now includes Ayahiro Falls as well as Musashi Mitake Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ome trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Ome takes 1.5 hours. April in Ome sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ome

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Mitake ©
Mt. Mitake
Musashi Mitake Shrine ©
Musashi Mitake Shrine
Ayahiro Falls ©
Ayahiro Falls

4
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Odaiba District, Tokyo Daijingu Shrine, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and other attractions you added. Step out of Tokyo to go to Ome and see Mitake Valley, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Ome to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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