21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Narita
— Few hours
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
6
Nagoya
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 9 nights

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Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Narita trip builder website.

Boston, USA to Narita is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Narita: highs are around 56°F and lows about 38°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

1
night
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.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo visit planner.

Traveling by car from Narita to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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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.
Get outdoors at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya and Kyoto Round Trip Trail, Kitayama Course East Route. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arashiyama and Fuuka-Kimono. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, take a stroll through Pontocho District, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks
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Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Ryoanji Temple ©
Ryoanji Temple
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

1
night
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 12th (Thu), stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, then stroll through Miyajima, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Schmoe House, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then stop by Saijo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Saijo
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Namban Culture Center. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka road trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokugawa Art Museum and Atsuta Jingu Shrine. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, wander the streets of Sakae, and stop by Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten.

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

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Takeshita Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Tamamura Toyoo Life Art Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Odaiba District, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo DisneySea, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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