19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
End: Tokyo

8
nights
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.
You've now added teamLab Borderless to your itinerary. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). There's much more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kōtoku-in, Lake Kawaguchi, Tokyo Disneyland
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kenrokuen Garden has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the next day, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, then steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, then make a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally stop by Nagamachi Neighborhood.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koko-en, Himeji Castle and Nara Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

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Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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