24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  30​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train + bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Osaka
— 4 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ueno Zoo. Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine. Head to Kitchen Town (Kappabashi) and Nihonbashi Bridgefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Karakida Trail (in Tama). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, contemplate the long history of Hozomon, look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 12 hour difference. In March, Tokyo is much colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Samukawa Shrine, Karakida Trail, Mt. Takao, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine

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 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine Homotsuden, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Hakone Shrine Homotsuden ©
Hakone Shrine Homotsuden

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, then explore the world behind art at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, and finally wander the streets of Sakae.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nagoya online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Nagoya by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

3
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Daigo-ji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Uji to see Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, steep yourself in history at To no Oka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, and finally stroll through Miyajima.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum, JMSDF Kure Museum
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

4
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.
Head to Dotonbori and Universal City Walk Osakafor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Toshodaiji Temple and Himeji Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda) and Nara (Nara National Museum, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Nishinomiya Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Ochaya Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kazuemachi Tea House Street, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then stop by Amanatto Kawamura, then admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa day trip site .

Getting from Osaka to Kanazawa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, Kanazawa is slightly colder than Osaka - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Suganuma Gassho Community, Toyama Glass Art Museum
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nezu Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kanda Myojin. Venture out of the city with trips to Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita), Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi (in Satte) and Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple & Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)). See some other sides of Tokyo: examine the collection at Fire Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, explore the world behind art at teamLab Borderless, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Kanazawa in April, with lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamakura, Kiyose Sunflower Farm, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, Katori Jingu Shrine, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

Similar Plans

25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Taipei & Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans