32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Sapporo
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo
— 8 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.
You've added Nezu Museum, PRADA Aoyama, Nakagin Capsule Tower Building, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rikugien Garden.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Christchurch, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tenryuji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoanji Temple, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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.
You've added America Mura, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Osaka Shochikuza, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Osaka using our trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Horyu-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hiroshima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sapporo Beer Museum, Odori Park, Susukino, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: get great views at Mt. Moiwa, steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and don't miss a visit to Sapporo TV Tower.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Sapporo online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Sapporo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in January, expect nights in Sapporo to be slightly colder, around -6°C, while days are much colder, around -3°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

8
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Central Railway Station, Imperial Palace, Yokohama Chinatown, and other attractions. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Sankeien Gardens in Yokohama--about 48 minutes away. Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Asakusa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sapporo in January, expect nights in Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, around 1°C, while days are warmer, around 11°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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