24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Ishigaki
— 9 nights

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel planning website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kanazawa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
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 is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

9
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stop by Miyara River Hirugi Grove, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and visit a coastal fixture at Oganzaki Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Osaka in April, with highs in Ishigaki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Taketomi-jima, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

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