21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, walk around Ueno Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker website.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Neagarimatsu.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

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Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

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