29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Hakodate
— 6 nights
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
6
Koya-cho
— 1 night
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
8
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
9
Tokyo
— 6 nights

6
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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Visiting Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats and Igamasaki will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Motomachi and St.John's Church Hakodate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto), Shiriyazaki (in Higashidori-mura) and Onuma Lake (in Nanae-cho). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, try your luck at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, stop by Hakodate Tsutaya Books, and contemplate the long history of Hakodate Gokoku Shrine.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hakodate is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Higashidori-mura, Igamasaki, Trappist Monasteries, Denshin Beach, Onuma Lake
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Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Nozawa Onsen Early Morning Market (Asaichi) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirane Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then explore the striking landscape at Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi online itinerary planner.

Fly from Hakodate to Yamanouchi-machi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Yamanouchi-machi is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Wildlife · Baths

Side Trips

Nozawaonsen-mura, Shirane Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring ©
Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shirane Shrine ©
Shirane Shrine

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a stroll through Gokayama, then take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa by combination of taxi and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gokayama
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

2
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 10th (Wed), take a stroll through Kamiyacho, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally explore the activities along Motoyasu River.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hiroshima, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Motoyasu River ©
Motoyasu River
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Kamiyacho ©
Kamiyacho

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Dotombori District, admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, and then kick back and relax at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then browse the different shops at Namba Parks.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Osaka travel site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tateriko Shrine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, then look for gifts at Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompo, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho journey maker app.

You can drive from Osaka to Koya-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tateriko Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Tateriko Shrine ©
Tateriko Shrine
Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kinkaku-ji and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Visiting Matsumoto Mountai Pass and Tanoura Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, visit Gion, browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto attractions planner.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsumoto Mountai Pass, Tanoura Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hakone Shisseikaen, then don't miss a visit to Kiunkaku, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atami Sun Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi planning website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atami
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach

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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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Showa Kinen Park (in Tachikawa) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ueno District, stop by Akihabara, make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Showa Kinen Park, Enoshima Island, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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