31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
8
Osaka
— 2 nights

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4
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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.
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Modern Transportation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Nigatsu-do Temple and Dotombori District. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Mt. Rokko (in Kobe) and Nara (Mt. Wakakusa, Yoshikien, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, and enjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka day trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Osaka is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in March, with highs in Osaka at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Mt. Rokko, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

9
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asakusa Shrine and Semba Boadwalk. Do your shopping at Ginza Itoya Hontren and Ginza. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama), Mito (Tokiwa Shrine, Kodokan Park, &more) and Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi (in Satte). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, capture your vacation like a pro with Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya, don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Jingu.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mito, Kamakura, Yokohama, Katori, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 23 — Apr 1:
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Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then learn something new at Hakone Craft House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson), and finally stroll through Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi day trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Classes

Side Trips

Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park, Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Hakone Craft House ©
Hakone Craft House
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, take an in-depth tour of Little World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oagata Shrine, then view the masterpieces at Parco Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Sakae. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, explore the activities along Yamazaki River, then stop by Maruya Hatcho Miso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijuji Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Tokoname.

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Getting from Hakone-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okazaki, Inuyama, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, Aeon Mall Tokoname
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Little World ©
Little World
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
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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 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, surround yourself with nature on IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, then steep yourself in history at Shima, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally stroll around Matsukawa Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, visit Gokayama, explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum, then stop by Amanatto Kawamura, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudosonkorin Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Kanazawa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Matsukawa Park, Shirayama Hime Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

2
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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.
Shop till you drop at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street and Kamiyacho. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Former Naval Academy (in Etajima), JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hiroshima, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum, Former Naval Academy, JMSDF Kure Museum
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kennin-ji Temple and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Explore hidden gems such as Nishi Honganji and Chion-in Temple. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Honen-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Kyoto Botanical Garden, and get great views at Sagano.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Nishi Honganji ©
Nishi Honganji

2
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Osaka

Osaka ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gango-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, admire the striking features of Nara National Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himuro Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Osaka, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, take an in-depth tour of Osaka Museum of History, then explore the galleries of Mint Museum, and finally walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall ©
Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden

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