24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
6
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Onomichi
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
Train
9
Sendai
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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. On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, wander the streets of Omotesando, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Japan Sword, and finally visit Kagurazaka. On your second day here, get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo journey planner.

Canberra, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Canberra in March, you will find days in Tokyo are cooler (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 2 nights
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): stroll through Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, buy something for everyone on your list at Uni Mall, then take a stroll through Sakae, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, explore the activities along 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.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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 Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Toji, Kifune Shrine, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Kurama and Daiyasu. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Jinen & Ichiba. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Genkoan, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. 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 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka

— 3 nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Classes

Side Trip

Kobe

— 1 night
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): snap pictures at Venus Bridge and then shop like a local with Kobe Harborland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, then explore the striking landscape of Kobe Municipal Arboretum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip builder website.

Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kobe are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Himeji

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, steep yourself in history at Bizenmaru, examine the collection at Japan Toy Museum, then look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan, and finally get curious at Himeji Science Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Himeji, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Onomichi

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Shimanami Rental Bike - Shimanami Japan and then walk around Senkoji & Senkoji Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Onomichi trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Onomichi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in March, Onomichi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onomichi

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Hiroshima

City of Peace

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 don't miss a visit to Monokoto Store.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Onomichi to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Spas · Shopping

Sendai

— 3 nights
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): learn the secrets of production at Kirin Beer Sendai Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosho-ji Temple, 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 your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Rairaikyo Gorge and then browse the different shops at Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet.

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

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Sendai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in March, expect nights in Sendai to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Japan Sword as well as Omotesando. You'll discover tucked-away gems like STREET KART Akihabara No. 2 and Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. See even more of Tokyo: wander the streets of Ueno District, visit Yanaka District, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and take in the architecture and design of University of Tokyo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sendai to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Sendai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.