31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 10 nights
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Kyoto
— 10 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Nara
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 1 day
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Tokyo

— 10 nights
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've now added Chidorigafuchi to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. Escape the urban bustle at Meguro River and Pola Museum of Art. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more), Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine & Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fire Museum, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and stroll around Kitanomaru Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday website.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Tokyo at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 10 nights
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Osaka

— 6 nights
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.
Let the collections at Kids Plaza Osaka and Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotombori District and Kinpusenji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Hirohashibairin (in Shimoichi-cho), Yoshino-cho (Yoshimizu Shrine & Yoshino Mikumari Shrine) and Nishinomiya (Shukugawa Park & Koshienhama Seaside Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stroll around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Osaka Fureai no Mizube, and get engrossed in the history at Obayashi History Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall.

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Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums

Osaka

— 3 nights
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Osaka, with lows of 51°F. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tokyo

— 1 day
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.