24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Train:  2 h 45 min
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.
You've now added Ueno Zoo to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Ginza Itoya Hontren and Nihonbashi Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Karakida Trail (in Tama). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hozomon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, explore the activities along Meguro River, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo route maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo. In March, Tokyo is 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, Mt. Takao, Karakida Trail, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Hakone Shrine ©
Hakone Shrine

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 Nature
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Furukawa Art Museum ©
Furukawa Art Museum
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kennin-ji Temple and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple in Uji (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Daigo-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: 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 Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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 Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Himeji Castle and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Nara National Museum, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more) and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka tour builder site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle, Nishinomiya Shrine, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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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, don't miss a visit to 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

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Toyama Glass Art Museum, Suganuma Gassho Community
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
Step off the beaten path and head to Kencho-ji Temple and Nezu Museum. Fire Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi (in Satte). See some other sides of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Jingu, identify plant and animal life at Kiyose Sunflower Farm, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, and get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Katori Jingu Shrine, Kiyose Sunflower Farm, Naritasan Omote Sando, Kashima Jingu
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

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