32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yoshino-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Okayama
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kurayoshi
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Akihabara, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chidorigafuchi and Meguro River. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens & Soji-ji Temple). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sengaku-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, and admire the natural beauty at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

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New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Narusawa-mura

— 2 nights
A village at the foothills of Mt.
On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Narusawa-mura trip maker website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Narusawa-mura in 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Narusawa-mura to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 46°F. You will leave for Ise on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Ise

— 3 nights
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ise Grand Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ise online vacation planner.

You can drive from Narusawa-mura to Ise in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Narusawa-mura in March; daily highs in Ise reach 52°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Yoshino-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Yoshino-cho

— 1 night
On the 1st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yoshino.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yoshino-cho trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ise to Yoshino-cho takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yoshino-cho can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Matsuyama

— 5 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Explore hidden gems such as Meikyokan and Joruriji Temple. Matsuyama Castle and Tsubaki Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Uchiko-cho (Former Katsudo Shashinkan, Asahikan, Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei, &more) and Saijo (Yokomineji, The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Taisanji Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Matsuyama road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yoshino-cho to Matsuyama takes 6 hours. In April in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daishoin Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Senjokaku and Mitaki Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Reikado, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Flame, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Getting from Matsuyama to Hiroshima by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Okayama

— 4 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kibitsuhiko Shrine and Kyu Ashimori Shoka Fujita Sennenji Tei. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicchukokubunji Temple and Kinojo Castle. Go for a jaunt from Okayama to Soja to see Kinojo Iwaya about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Okayama Kinshu Kaikan, take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, The Site of Uchibori and Sotogebamon (Sotomeyasumon), and head off the coast to Inujima.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Okayama trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hiroshima in April since evenings lows in Okayama dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kurayoshi.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kurayoshi

— 4 nights
Kurayoshi is a city located in the central part of Tottori Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 48,558 and a population density of 180 persons per km², making it the third largest city in Tottori. You've now added Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) and Daisen-Oki National Park. Get some cultural insight at Samuhara Shrine and Gokurakuji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin, examine the collection at Kurayoshi Figure Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daigakuin Temple, and trek along with Kyu Kokutetsu Kurayoshi-sen Haisenato Trekking.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kurayoshi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Okayama to Kurayoshi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kurayoshi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.