25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Aomori
— 2 nights
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Sendai
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nara
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Awaji
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Jomon Jiyukan, explore the world behind art at Aomori Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sannai-Maruyama Site, see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, then admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and finally get all the information you need at Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Hakkoda Mountains, head outdoors with Hakkoda Odake, snap pictures at Jogakura Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirota Shrine, and finally take in the natural beauty of Manjufukashi.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aomori trip maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Aomori is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 15 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Aomori can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sendai.

Things to do in Aomori

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Aomori Museum of Art ©
Aomori Museum of Art
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse ©
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get your game on at Icerink Sendai, get a new perspective on nature at Tohoku University of Natural History, step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, then pause for some photo ops at Zuihoden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosho-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sendai Station. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji, take an in-depth tour of Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum, then go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiogama Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sendai route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Aomori to Sendai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Aomori in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Sendai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum ©

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo Disneyland about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stop by Odaiba District, and wander the streets of Ginza.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in August, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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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: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in August, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nara trip site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Himeji Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka tour app.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Awaji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Awaji

Awaji ©
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Change things up with these side-trips from Awaji: Naruto (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Otsuka Museum of Art, &more). There's lots more to do: get advice or help at Awaji Highway Oasis, get in on the family fun at Awaji World Park Onokoro, get great views at Awajihanasajiki, and walk around Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Awaji online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Awaji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Awaji can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Awajihanasajiki ©
Awajihanasajiki
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art

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Hiroshima

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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Miyajima History Folk Museum, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Awaji to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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