9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Hokuei-cho
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Calgary International Airport, Drive to Lethbridge



— 4 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 Robot Restaurant as well as Tokyo One Piece Tower. Explore hidden gems such as Tokyo National Museum and Oki no Shima. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Samurai Museum and Imperial Palace. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Mother Farm in Futtsu, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Lethbridge, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lethbridge in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hokuei-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips


— 1 day
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daigakuin Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanenji Temple, and then examine the collection at Barbershop Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hokuei-cho trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Hokuei-cho. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Hokuei-cho hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hokuei-cho

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips


— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Kamogawa River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder site.

You can drive from Hokuei-cho to Kyoto in 4 hours. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Japan travel guide

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.