25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation builder

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Drive
5
Amagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Sapporo

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Sapporo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Sapporo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sapporo reach 20°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip maker.

Fly from Sapporo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in June: highs in Kanazawa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

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 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Himeji sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Amagasaki

— 2 nights
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally snap pictures at Oe Bridge.

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You can drive from Himeji to Amagasaki in 1.5 hours. In June in Amagasaki, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planner.

Getting from Amagasaki to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip builder tool.

You can fly from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 6 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.
Have a day of magic on the 1st (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.