24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
2
Himeji
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Kyoto. In January, Kyoto is colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Shikoku Mura Village (in Takamatsu). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, head outdoors with Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and explore the striking landscape at Tottori Sand Dunes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Himeji are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Tottori Sand Dunes, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Shikoku Mura Village
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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), Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mizuho Highland
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Takayama Jinya (in Takayama), Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Ski Jam Katsuyama, Takayama Jinya, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

6
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo travel planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in January: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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