21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— Few hours

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip app.

Chennai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Osaka trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 15th (Fri), head outdoors with Paddle Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hiroshima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 17th (Sun), walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nagasaki road trip site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

3
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Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Okichan Theater, &more) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine, make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and push the limits with Street Kart Okinawa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naha travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in January; daily highs in Naha reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Kouri Ohashi
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki road trip planning site.

Fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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