21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Yoshinogawa
— 1 night
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
3
Iga
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
6
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
7
Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 night
8
Shirakawa
— 1 night
9
Tokyo
— 2 nights
10
Fuji
— 1 night
11
Yokohama
— 4 nights

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Yoshinogawa

Yoshinogawa ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): snap pictures at Kawashima Sensui Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawata Hachiman Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kotsu, then take in the exciting artwork at The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, and finally see the interesting displays at Yoshinogawa City Misato Firefly Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yoshinogawa road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Yoshinogawa is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Yoshinogawa. In March, Yoshinogawa is colder than Singapore - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Yoshinogawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kawata Hachiman Shrine ©
Kawata Hachiman Shrine
Mt. Kotsu ©
Mt. Kotsu
Kawashima Sensui Bridge ©
Kawashima Sensui Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Mint Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yoshinogawa to Osaka takes 2.5 hours. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Iga.

Things to do in Osaka

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

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Iga

Iga ©
Iga is a city located in central Kii Peninsula, in the mountainous western Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 95,137 and a population density of 170 persons per km2. On the 27th (Sat), walk around Ueno Park, admire the verdant scenery at Iwakura Valley, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aekuni Shrine, and finally stroll around Shirasagi Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Iga trip planning app.

You can drive from Osaka to Iga in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Iga are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iga

Parks · Baths · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Aekuni Shrine ©
Aekuni Shrine

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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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Rakusai Chikurin Park, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Iga to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Iga in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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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 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kanazawa Port Ono Karakuri Museum, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take in nature's colorful creations at Shofukaku Garden, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in March, you will find days in Kanazawa are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto City Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, then see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and finally gain insight at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Chogatake, delve into the lush surroundings at Tashiro Shitsugen, then identify plant and animal life at Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, then get outside with Karasawa Carl, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hotaka Mountain Range.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto tour planning website.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Matsumoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Chogatake, Hotaka Mountain Range
Highlights from your plan
Mount Chogatake ©
Mount Chogatake
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Aizuhanshu Matsudaira Family Grave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Aizuhanshu Matsudairake Bosho, look for gifts at Aizu Shurakukan, shop like a local with Suzuzen, then step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Tower Local Museum of Wakamatsu Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aizuwakamatsu holiday planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Aizuwakamatsu in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruga jo Castle ©
Tsuruga jo Castle

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Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. On the 5th (Mon), explore the activities along Yukiwari Canyon, stroll around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, then explore the historical opulence of Komine Castle Remains, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kominejo Catsle History Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shirakawa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Shirakawa takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Shirakawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
Suirakuen ©
Suirakuen
Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip app.

You can drive from Shirakawa to Tokyo in 3 hours. In April, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Shirakawa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Fuji

Fuji
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Imamiya Tea Plantation, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwamoto, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fuji travel route builder.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fuji in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Fuji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Fuji

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yokohama: Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen) (in Fujiyoshida), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more) and Odawara Kokian (in Odawara). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Sankeien Gardens, steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sojiji, and stroll through Lake Kawaguchi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fuji to Yokohama takes 2 hours. In April in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Hakone-machi, Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen), Sojiji
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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