24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Fukui
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

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 see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums
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Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) ©
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church, relax in the rural setting at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), stroll around Odori Park, then ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and finally examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo day trip planning site .

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, Otaru Canal
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Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sapporo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Sapporo in March, things will get a bit warmer in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: highs are around 9°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Gyaruri Momogusa, buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21, then explore the activities along Yamazaki River, and finally see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nagoya, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Inuyama Castle, Gyaruri Momogusa
Highlights from your plan
Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Jikko Cutlery. Popular historic sites such as Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dotonbori, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, see the interesting displays at Kusuri no Yakata, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fukui.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, The World Money Box Museum, Jikko Cutlery, Kusuri no Yakata, Otsuka Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Fukui

Fukui ©
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, contemplate the long history of Suwa Yakata Remains Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, stop by Nambu Sake Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rekishi no Michi, Asuwayama Course. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daianzenji Temple, explore the gorgeous colors at Tojinbo Cliff, then don't miss a visit to Atagozaka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Keya Kurotatsu Shrine, and finally learn more about the world around you at Fukui City Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fukui trip planner .

Traveling by car from Osaka to Fukui takes 3 hours. In April, Fukui is a bit cooler than Osaka - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukui

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tojinbo Cliff, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Nambu Sake Brewery, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin ©
Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Head to Ginza and Samuraikibun Kamakurafor plenty of shopping. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi), Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). Explore Tokyo further: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Fukui to Tokyo with the Route module. Traveling from Fukui in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Rock Garden, Mt. Takao
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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