17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Karatsu
— 1 day
2
Nagasaki
— 1 night
3
Kagoshima
— 1 night
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
5
Takamatsu
— 1 night
6
Shingu
— 1 night
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
8
Hashima
— 1 night
9
Kanazawa
— 1 night
10
Chuo
— 1 night
11
Tokyo
— 4 nights


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Karatsu

Karatsu
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Karatsu trip itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Karatsu is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Karatsu. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Karatsu: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 19°C at night. You will leave for Nagasaki on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Karatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip website.

Getting from Karatsu to Nagasaki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Karatsu in April since evenings lows in Nagasaki dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): go for a walk through Sengan-en, then take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 5th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village, have fun at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, then stroll through Ritsurin Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Kikugetsutei.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Takamatsu online itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shingu.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei

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Shingu

Shingu
Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shingu travel route builder.

Getting from Takamatsu to Shingu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Takamatsu in April since evenings lows in Shingu dip to 17°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Shingu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then admire the natural beauty at Chishaku-in Meisho Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour planner.

Getting from Shingu to Kyoto by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Shingu in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hashima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Hashima

Hashima
To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hashima holiday tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Hashima in 2 hours. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for little chillier days in Hashima, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hashima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planning website.

Getting from Hashima to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Hashima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Chuo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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Chuo

Chuo ©
Chūō-ku is one of 23 wards of Osaka, Japan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chuo travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Chuo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Chuo dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

Plan trip to Tokyo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tokyo is just a short distance from Chuo. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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