17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 12 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Tokyo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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: Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosanji Temple, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima route planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Onomichi, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Ohara Museum of Art
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Kosanji Temple ©
Kosanji Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Venture out of the city with trips to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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