25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Almaty
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Almaty

4
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kids will enjoy Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Bios no Oka (in Uruma) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Bridge & Kouri-jima Island). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, enjoy the sand and surf at Okuma Beach, find something for the whole family at つつじエコパーク Higashi Eco Park, and stroll through Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho route planning app .

Almaty, Kazakhstan to Motobu-cho is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Almaty to Motobu-cho, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Almaty, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Motobu-cho, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Okuma Beach, Kouri Ohashi, Bios no Oka, つつじエコパーク Higashi Eco Park
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Motobu-cho in April, things will get slightly colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ehime Tobe Zoo, Matsuyama Castle
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Ehime Tobe Zoo ©
Ehime Tobe Zoo
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Nara Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Osaka Castle) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto holiday maker website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 17th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take a stroll through Odaiba, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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