17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  2​h
1
Yokohama
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You've added Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama and then take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), make a trip to Kamakura Komachidori, then steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yokohama itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Yokohama is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

4
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 Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park, Kobe Harborland, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nara Park and Dotonbori. Get some historical perspective at Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Todai-ji Temple). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner .

You can take a train from Yokohama to Osaka in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Himeji
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka 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.
On the 8th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Miyajima. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

3
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've now added Arashiyama to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
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 Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya 109, Harajuku Station, and other attractions.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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