24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
3
Shimoda
— 4 nights
4
Nagoya
— 3 nights
5
Wakayama
— 3 nights
6
Osaka
— 3 nights

7
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 Karaoke Kan Shibuya, Tokyo Trick Art Museum, Enoshima Island, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Senso-ji Temple will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: walk around Ueno Park, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in March, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Enoshima Island, Sanrio Puroland
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

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 Hakone Yuryo as well as The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Hakone Yuryo. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, thenexplore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Shimoda.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Spas Museums
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Hakone Yuryo ©
Hakone Yuryo
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

4
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Touji Sand Ski Area, Jogasaki Coast and Omuro Mountain Lift. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Joren Waterfall and Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to Izu (Joren Falls Museum & Toi Kinzan) and Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden (in Higashiizu-cho). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Yumigahama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Beach, meet the residents at iZoo, and make a trip to Ryugu Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shimoda trip builder site.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Shimoda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Shimoda is somewhat warmer than Hakone-machi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Ito, Kawazu-cho, Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden, Yumigahama Beach
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Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
Jogasaki Coast ©
Jogasaki Coast
Omuro Mountain Lift ©
Omuro Mountain Lift

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dino Adventure Nagoya as well as LEGOLAND Japan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nagoya Castle and Nagoya City Science Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Shimoda to Nagoya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Shimoda in March, with lows around °C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wakayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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LEGOLAND Japan ©
LEGOLAND Japan
Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

3
nights
Wakayama

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
Bring the kids along to Wakayama Castle and Tomogashima Island. Get out of town with these interesting Wakayama side-trips: Misaki Amusement Park (in Misaki-cho), Rinku Premium Outlets (in Izumisano) and Chokeiji Temple (in Sennan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple, find something for the whole family at Porto Europe, hunt for treasures at Kuroshio Market, and stop by Wakayama Marina City.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wakayama holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Wakayama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Wakayama sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Misaki Amusement Park, Rinku Premium Outlets, Chokeiji Temple
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Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Misaki Amusement Park ©
Misaki Amusement Park
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle

3
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Wakayama to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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