34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kurobe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Toyama
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Nagano
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train + bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
11
Tateyama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Popular historic sites such as Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Hiroshima is 3 hours. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Kennin-ji Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daigo-ji Temple and Ninna-ji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Hikone to see Hikone Castle about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Otsu, Hikone Castle
Highlights from your plan
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple and Ainokura Gassho Community. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Natadera Temple (in Komatsu) and Nanto (Gokayama, Suganuma Gassho Community, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online attractions planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Natadera Temple, Maruoka Castle, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Explore hidden gems such as Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and Kanda house. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and Takayama Museum of History and Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory & Wada House) and Norikura Kogen (in Matsumoto). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Takayama online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Takayama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Norikura Kogen (Highland)
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen (Highland) ©
Norikura Kogen (Highland)
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

1
night
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Firefly Squid Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Shinyamabiko Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Tenshinji Temple Shookaku, and finally explore the world behind art at Nizayama Forest Art Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kurobe trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Takayama to Kurobe in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Kurobe

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Firefly Squid Museum, Nizayama Forest Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge

1
night
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, then get engrossed in the history at Toyama Folk Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Toyama Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at Toyama Glass Art Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Toyama travel route planner .

You can drive from Kurobe to Toyama in an hour. April in Toyama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Toyama

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Toyama Castle ©
Toyama Castle
Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyotaki Kannon-do, steep yourself in history at The Site of Asahiyama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Jinja Hokosha.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nagano trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Toyama to Nagano in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Nagano, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at KidZania Tokyo and Asakusa Shrine. Attractions like The Railway Museum and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kencho-ji Temple (in Kamakura) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, wander the streets of Marunouchi, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kencho-ji Temple, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, The Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiunkaku and Lalique Museum Hakone. You'll explore and learn at Okada Museum of Art and Hakone Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Tatadohama Beach (in Shimoda). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Little Prince Museum, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kiunkaku, Tatadohama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku

5
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Hankyu Umeda Main Store and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Step off the beaten path and head to Muroji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Koyasan Danjo Garan), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Nara (Toshodaiji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Omiwa Shrine, examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, get to know the fascinating history of Osaka, and take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka road trip tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tateyama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Sakurai, Horyu-ji Temple, Muroji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

3
nights
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Merasaki Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oki no Shima, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hojo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get impressive views of Mt. Mihara and then examine the collection at Izu Oshima Volcano Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tateyama online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Osaka to Tateyama. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in April: highs in Tateyama hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Oshima-machi
Highlights from your plan
Hojo Beach ©
Hojo Beach
Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara
Merasaki Shrine ©
Merasaki Shrine

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