21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Yokohama
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Chiba
— 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Harajuku Station, Ueno Zoo, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions. Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and stop by Odaiba District.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

5
nights
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.
You've added Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama War Cemetery, Mitsuzawa Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama and Hakone Shrine. Get some historical perspective at Kōtoku-in and Sojiji. Get out of town with these interesting Yokohama side-trips: Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) (in Kamakura), Odawara Castle (in Odawara) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu & Owaku-dani Valley). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, find something for the whole family at Yokohama Cosmo World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip builder tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Yokohama sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shinyokohama Ramen Museum ©
Shinyokohama Ramen Museum
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto National Museum and Art Postcard Gallery and Shop Kyoto Benrido. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Osaka Castle and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. You'll explore and learn at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kobe Fashion Museum (in Kobe), Sasakura Teppei Small Gallery (in Nishinomiya) and Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, and see the interesting displays at The World Money Box Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

2
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kumamon Square. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Kumamon Square, take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then examine the collection at Kumamoto Prefectual Traditional Crafts Center, and finally go for a walk through Kumamoto Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Second Sight and then take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Kumamoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiba.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine

4
nights
Chiba

Chiba ©
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Appreciate the collections at The World Doll Museum and National Museum of Japanese History. Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Naritasan Omote Sando will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Chiba side-trips: Ino Tadataka Memorial (in Katori), Museum of Aeronautical Sciences (in Shibayama-machi) and Narita (Narita International Airport Terminal 1 & Jogan-ji Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Jingu, admire the masterpieces at Sanyo Media Flower Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Deer Park, and make a trip to Three-storied Pagoda.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Chiba journey builder website.

Fly from Kumamoto to Chiba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kumamoto in April, you will find days in Chiba are little chillier (60°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chiba

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
The World Doll Museum ©
The World Doll Museum

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