25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 5 nights
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
4
Sendai
— 3 nights
5
Aomori
— 3 nights
6
Sapporo
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nakanoshima Park and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, and enjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning tool.

Regina, Canada to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Regina to Osaka, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Regina in May, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nakanoshima Park ©
Nakanoshima Park
Umeda Sky Building ©
Umeda Sky Building

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tokyo Horse Racetrack and Jonanjima SeasidePark. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Jindai Botanical Gardens in Chofu, approximately Chofu away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, walk around Kasai Rinkai Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jindai Botanical Gardens, Tokyo Horse Racetrack
Highlights from your plan
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Horse Racetrack ©
Tokyo Horse Racetrack

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Saiko Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Sendai.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Saiko Lake ©
Saiko Lake

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sendaijo Ato and Sendai Station. When in Sendai, make a side trip to see Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park in Kawasaki-machi, approximately Kawasaki-machi away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, admire the verdant scenery at Rairaikyo Gorge, make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hirose River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sendai online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Sendai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Sendai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Aomori.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park
Highlights from your plan
Rairaikyo Gorge ©
Rairaikyo Gorge
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park ©

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Manjufukashi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasaka Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saishoin Temple, thenadmire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle, and finally make a trip to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aomori trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Sendai to Aomori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Aomori when traveling from Sendai in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Aomori

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Hirosaki
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden ©
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse ©
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moerenuma Park and Asahiyama Kinen Koen. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Mount Kenashi View Point, Otaru Canal, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, make a trip to Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Aomori to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Aomori in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
Highlights from your plan
Hiraoka Park ©
Hiraoka Park
Moerenuma Park ©
Moerenuma Park
Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park ©

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Kyu-Furukawa Gardens and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. Explore Tokyo further: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gotokuji Temple, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, and wander the streets of Yanaka District.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online day trip planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens ©
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

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