31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Hatsukaichi
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Nara
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 1 night
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Nagano
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Mitaka
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Tama
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 13 nights
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Urayasu
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Thermal Spas, Onsen Resorts, Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and other attractions. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Hakone-machi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Hakone-machi reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Spas · Baths · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Hatsukaichi

— 3 nights
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine as well as Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Hatsukaichi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, you will find days in Hatsukaichi are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). You will leave for Hiroshima on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mitaki Temple, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Okonomimura, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Hiroshima is just a stone's throw from Hatsukaichi. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Osaka

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pokemon Center Osaka as well as Universal Studios Japan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and then look for gifts at Pokemon Center Osaka.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Todai-ji Temple as well as Nara Park. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then walk around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nara travel route planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rurikoin, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nanzen-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Saihoji Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

Nagoya

— 1 night
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in April: highs in Nagoya hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Nagano on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Nagano

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagano travel route planning app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Nagano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, Nagano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. You'll set off for Mitaka on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Mitaka

Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs and then examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mitaka tour planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Mitaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mitaka when traveling from Nagano in April, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tama.

Things to do in Mitaka

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Tama

— 1 night
Sanrio Puroland has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fuchushi Kyodonomori Museum and then find something for the whole family at Sanrio Puroland.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tama trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mitaka to Tama takes an hour. April in Tama sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tama

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Tokyo

— 13 nights
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 Koenji Junjo Shotengai, Pokemon Center Tokyo DX, Tokyo Ramen Street, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, relax and rejuvenate at Essence K, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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You can drive from Tama to Tokyo in an hour. Traveling from Tama in April, Tokyo is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 16:

Urayasu

— 1 night
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bon Voyage, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Bon Voyage, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Urayasu sightseeing site.

Urayasu is just a short distance from Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Urayasu dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.