17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 4 nights

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo Disneyland about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally head off the coast to Miyajima.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kasuga Grand Shrine (in Nara) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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