21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Himeji
— 2 nights
3
Kunisaki
— 1 night
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
6
Tsumagoi-mura
— 1 night
7
Ito
— 2 nights
8
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara Park (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder app.

Brisbane, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Kyoto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Kyoto reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dotombori District, Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hike along Mt Shosha hiking and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hemmyo Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then head outdoors with Amore Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Himeji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kunisaki.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hemmyo Falls, Amore Beach
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Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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Kunisaki

Kunisaki
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Miura Baien Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kunisaki trip planner.

Drive from Himeji to Kunisaki in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Kunisaki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kunisaki

Museums

3
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Otaru Canal. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Susukino, then contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, then hike along Jozankei Walking Path, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kunisaki to Sapporo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kunisaki in April; daily highs in Sapporo reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

2
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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and then explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa travel route app.

Getting from Sapporo to Kanazawa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Sapporo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Tsumagoi-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

1
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Tsumagoi-mura

Tsumagoi-mura ©
On the 14th (Sun), stop by Onioshi Highway and then go for a walk through Onioshidashi Volcanic Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsumagoi-mura trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Tsumagoi-mura takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tsumagoi-mura can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ito.
Highlights from your plan
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park ©
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park

2
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Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
On the 15th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Omuro, then visit Omuro Mountain Lift, then explore the activities along Jogasaki Coast, and finally snap pictures at Jogasaki Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ito trip planner.

You can drive from Tsumagoi-mura to Ito in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tsumagoi-mura in April since evenings lows in Ito dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ito

Nature · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Jogasaki Coast ©
Jogasaki Coast
Mount Omuro ©
Mount Omuro
Omuro Mountain Lift ©
Omuro Mountain Lift

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Take a train from Ito to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ito in April, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Tokyo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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