35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Aso
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Onomichi
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Ogaki
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and then wander the streets of Ginza.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Tokyo at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Fukuoka

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kurokawa Onsen has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Kitakyushu (Mojiko Retro & Kokura Castle), The Site of Dannoura Battlefield (in Shimonoseki) and Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu). There's still lots to do: walk around Ohori Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and make a trip to Fukuoka Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aso.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aso

— 1 night
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aso Geopark.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aso attractions planner.

Drive from Fukuoka to Aso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Aso sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Aso

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker.

You can take a train from Aso to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Onomichi

— 3 nights
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Get out of town with these interesting Onomichi side-trips: Okunoshima Island (in Takehara) and Imabari (Mt. Kiro Observatory Park & Imabari Castle). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saikokuji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Senkoji & Senkoji Park, make a trip to Neko no Hosomichi, and take in the views from Innoshima Bridge.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Onomichi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Onomichi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Osaka

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka visit app.

Getting from Onomichi to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Gion, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya travel planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for slightly colder days in Nagoya, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ogaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Ogaki

— 2 nights
Ōgaki is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Ogaki Castle, then visit Spring Water, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Usuzumi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kinka, appreciate the history behind Statue of Oda Nobunaga, and then step into the grandiose world of Sunomata Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ogaki day trip planning app.

You can drive from Nagoya to Ogaki in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ogaki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Ogaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
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 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary site.

Drive from Ogaki to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Traveling from Ogaki in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine & Lake Kawaguchi) and Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 3 nights
See even more of Tokyo: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.