19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kawaguchi
— 2 nights
3
Kumano
— 1 night
4
Nakatsugawa
— 1 night
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
6
Tottori
— 1 night
7
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
8
Matsuyama
— 1 night
9
Imabari
— 2 nights
10
Onomichi
— 1 night
11
Kyoto
— 2 nights
12
Osaka
— Few hours


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, thenstroll around Ueno Park, and finally get your game on at owlcafe akibafukurou. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Previously Tanaka Family House, thenget to know the resident critters at Tobu Zoo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, and finally contemplate the long history of Shofuku-ji Temple.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kawaguchi route website.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kumano.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Satte, Tobu Zoo
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Kawaguchi Green Center ©
Kawaguchi Green Center
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi
Visual Museum ©
Visual Museum

1
night
Kumano

Kumano ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Shichiri Mihama Beach, don't miss a visit to Maruyama Senmai Rice Field, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanano Iwaya Caves, and finally don't miss a visit to Onigajo.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kumano itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kawaguchi to Kumano. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kumano when traveling from Kawaguchi in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shichiri Mihama Beach
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Shichiri Mihama Beach ©
Shichiri Mihama Beach
Onigajo
Onigajo

1
night
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Toson Memorial Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Magome Observatory, contemplate the long history of Nakasendo Magome-juku, get to know the fascinating history of Masugata Waterwheel, thenget curious at Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Naegi Castle Ruins.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Nakatsugawa trip builder.

Drive from Kumano to Nakatsugawa in 4 hours. In May in Nakatsugawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins
Toson Memorial Museum ©
Toson Memorial Museum

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, make a trip to Omicho Market, thenwander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Ochaya Art Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip planner.

Drive from Nakatsugawa to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Traveling from Nakatsugawa in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tottori.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
Tottori

Tottori ©
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hakuto Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakuto Shrine, examine the collection at Tottori Karo Kanikkokan, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hongan-ji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Tottori Castle Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ochidani Park, look for gifts at Wattaina, thendon't miss a visit to Karoichi, and finally make a trip to Jinpu-kaku Hall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tottori planning website.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tottori by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tottori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Hakuto Shrine ©
Hakuto Shrine
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes
Tottori Karo Kanikkokan ©
Tottori Karo Kanikkokan

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, walk around Tamamo Park, step into the grandiose world of Takamatsu Castle, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at New Yashima Aquarium, thentake in the awesome beauty at Yashima, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yashima-ji Temple.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu trip app.

Drive from Tottori to Takamatsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Takamatsu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Tamamo Park ©
Tamamo Park
Yashima ©
Yashima

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, stroll around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, thenwander the streets of Dogo Onsengai, and finally look for gifts at Dogo Onsen Kanko Kaikan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Bansuiso, and then examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Matsuyama trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Takamatsu to Matsuyama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Matsuyama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Imabari.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites Baths Parks
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji
Bansuiso ©
Bansuiso

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Imabari

Imabari ©
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bekkuoyamazumi Shrine and then snap pictures at Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukiage Inari Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Imabari Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukiage Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Oyamazumi Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Towel Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Imabari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Imabari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Imabari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Onomichi.

Things to do in Imabari

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Imabari Castle ©
Imabari Castle
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge ©
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park ©
Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

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night
Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Tenneiji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishitsuchiyamakusari Shugyo, thenstroll through Senkoji & Senkoji Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Neko no Hosomichi.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Onomichi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Imabari to Onomichi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Takehara
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Tenneiji Temple ©
Tenneiji Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

Traveling by train from Onomichi to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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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hours
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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Osaka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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