25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  6​h
3
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Kyoto
— 7 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  22​h 30​min
End: Hammamet

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 21st (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip app .

Hammamet, Tunisia to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammamet to Tokyo is 8 hours. In March, Tokyo is little chillier than Hammamet - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa day trip app .

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, Kanazawa is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

2
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Amakusa) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park, see the interesting displays at Dejima, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Nagasaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in March: high temperatures in Nagasaki hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Senseki Garden (in Higashihiroshima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima tour app .

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Senseki Garden
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kunimi no Mori Park, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Himeji, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kunimi no Mori Park, Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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