19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Himeji
— 2 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 2 nights

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stop by Odaiba District, walk around Ueno Park, and make a trip to Tokyo National Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online tour planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo is 15 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
You've now added Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Oshino Hakkai, steep yourself in history at Sangen Jaya Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Horai Kameiwa Hachidai Ryujin Monument, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and finally don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fujiyoshida trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Fujiyoshida to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oshino Hakkai
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Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kofuku-ji Temple as well as Todai-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Thirteen Story Pagoda (in Kasagi-cho), Kizugawa (kaijyusenji Temple & Gansenji) and Nishiyama Park (in Nagaokakyo). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Fujiyoshida to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kizugawa, Nara, Thirteen Story Pagoda, Nishiyama Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Sanko no Matsu, Mt. Koya, &more) and Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), make a trip to Kuchu Teien Observatory, and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Osaka online trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Gyoja no Taki
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
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 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, stroll around Himeji Park, thendon't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Suma Aqualife Park Kobe, get all the information you need at Awaji Highway Oasis, get great views at Awajihanasajiki, snap pictures at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, thenget outside with Amore Beach, and finally walk around Shiromidai Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Awaji, Amore Beach, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Suma Aqualife Park Kobe
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge ©
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thenmake a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nagase house, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, contemplate the long history of Wada House, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, thencontemplate the long history of Shima, and finally don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa road trip tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Himeji in March since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to °C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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