17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  10​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kabukicho, teamLab Borderless, Diver City Tokyo Plaza, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Kawaguchi. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and then admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Oishi Park, then examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and then snap pictures at Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Museums Nature
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA as well as Dotonbori. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka holiday maker website .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©

few
hours
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hondori Shopping Street, Miyajima and Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the next day, shop like a local with Hondori Shopping Street, make a trip to Miyajima, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima visit planner .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Hondori Shopping Street
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Senso-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. See even more of Tokyo: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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