17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  30​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Odaiba, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Tokyo is 12 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then stop by Fuuka-Kimono, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji 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 (Miyajima, Mikasahama Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip builder website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

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