23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
7
Koya-cho
— 1 night
8
Kumano
— 1 night
9
Ise
— 1 night
10
Nagoya
— 1 night
11
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a stroll through Odaiba District and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route builder app.

If you are flying in from Uruguay, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shirakawago. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and then stop by Higashichaya Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Shirakawago, make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, and then visit Gokayama.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawago
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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.
Kyoto Railway Museum and Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Mt. Kurama and Lake Biwa. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Lake Biwa Museum (in Kusatsu), Omimaiko Beach (in Otsu) and Wakasa History Museum (in Obama). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and wander the streets of Gion.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Otsu, Lake Biwa Museum, Lake Biwa, Metasequoia Namiki, Wakasa History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tokyo National Museum and Nezu Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Hie Jinjya. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama--about 38 minutes away. See some other sides of Tokyo: visit Yanaka District, wander the streets of Kagurazaka, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum

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 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at UCC Coffee Museum, then examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World, and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Highlights from your plan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, and then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Koya-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kumano.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum

1
night
Kumano

Kumano ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanano Iwaya Caves, kick back and relax at Shichiri Mihama Beach, don't miss a visit to Maruyama Senmai Rice Field, contemplate the long history of Ruins of Akagi Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ubuta Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiuma Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kumano itinerary planner.

Drive from Koya-cho to Kumano in 3 hours. In June in Kumano, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Shichiri Mihama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ubuta Shrine ©
Ubuta Shrine
Shichiri Mihama Beach
Shichiri Mihama Beach

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izawanomiya, steep yourself in history at Hinjitsukan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Okageza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ise travel route planner.

You can drive from Kumano to Ise in 2 hours. June in Ise sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Izawanomiya
Highlights from your plan
Izawanomiya ©
Izawanomiya
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine ©
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then identify plant and animal life at Yamazaki River, and finally make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Nagoya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Asakusa Shrine. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Ueno District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, shop like a local with Asakusa, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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