24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
6
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Onomichi
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Hiroshima
— Few hours
Train:  4 h
9
Sendai
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Canberra

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Fuji, Japan Sword and Omotesando. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, take a stroll through Omotesando, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Japan Sword, and finally wander the streets of Kagurazaka. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online attractions planner .

Canberra, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canberra to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in March, you will find days in Tokyo are much colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Omotesando ©
Omotesando
Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka

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.
Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Uni Mall, then stop by Sakae, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Shrine, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Avenue Esca.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nagoya route maker app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spas, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank ©
Sakae
Sakae
Spas

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Toji, Kifune Shrine, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Kurama and Genkoan. Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Jinen & Ichiba. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Daiyasu, and take a stroll through Gion.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Gion
Gion

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kemasakuranomiya Park, Tower Knives Osaka and Eat Osaka. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally visit Dotonbori.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip maker website .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Parks Classes

Side Trip

Nara
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Mt. Wakakusa ©
Mt. Wakakusa
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venus Bridge as well as Kobe Harborland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the views from Venus Bridge and then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the views at Arima Onsen, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kobe Municipal Arboretum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), and finally wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kobe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kobe is just a short distance from Osaka. March in Kobe sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) ©
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Himeji Science Museum. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Himeji Castle, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, contemplate the long history of Bizenmaru, then see the interesting displays at Japan Toy Museum, then look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan, and finally engage your brain at Himeji Science Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary planner.

Himeji is just a short distance from Kobe. March in Himeji sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito
Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan ©
Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shimanami Rental Bike - Shimanami Japan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Shimanami Rental Bike - Shimanami Japan and then stroll around Senkoji & Senkoji Park.

Plan trip to Onomichi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Onomichi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Onomichi, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onomichi

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park

few
hours
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 28th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for gifts at Monokoto Store.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima journey planner.

Hiroshima is just a short distance from Onomichi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Spas Shopping

3
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet as well as Akiu Sato Center. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Kirin Beer Sendai Factory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosho-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Akiu Sato Center. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Rairaikyo Gorge and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Sendai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Atago Jinja Shrine ©
Atago Jinja Shrine
Rairaikyo Gorge ©
Rairaikyo Gorge
Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet ©
Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes STREET KART Akihabara No. 2, Japan Sword and Omotesando. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yanaka and Nezu Shrine. See some other sides of Tokyo: wander the streets of Ueno, visit Odaiba, don't miss a visit to University of Tokyo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Sendai to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Omotesando ©
Omotesando
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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