29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 1 day
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 12 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

4
nights
Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikone Castle (in Hikone), Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, admire the striking features of Seinan Sumiyagura, explore the activities along Yamazaki River, and stop by Nisshin Civic Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Pagoda at Myotusji Temple (in Obama) and Mount Hakodate (in Hakodate). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

5
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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, &more) and Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Tobita Shinchi, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Paddle Park, Itsukushima Gekijyo, &more) and Miyajima (Miyajima Sambashimae Park & Mt. Misen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, make a trip to Okonomimura, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Okuzaemon, &more) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Kanazawa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

1
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Sapporo

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, stroll around Odori Park, head outdoors with Okurayama Lookout, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo sightseeing app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Sapporo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for slightly colder days in Sapporo, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.