17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kamakura
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Urayasu
— 4 nights

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Akihabara, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo travel route planner.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. When traveling from Orlando in March, plan for colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): wander the streets of Dotombori District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kamakura to Osaka in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kamakura in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
You've now added Nara Park to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Gion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker site.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Urayasu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Urayasu

Urayasu ©
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.
Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, contemplate the long history of Inari Shrine, and browse the different shops at Ikspiari.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Urayasu trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Urayasu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Urayasu, with lows of 57°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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