19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chidorigafuchi and Inokashira Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Mito (Old Mito Shoko Hall Site, Kodokan Park, &more), Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Naritasan Park (in Narita). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Meguro River, admire the natural beauty at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, ponder the world of politics at Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse), and walk around Rikugien Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mexico City in March, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mito, Musashino, Naritasan Park
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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Kobuntei ©
Kobuntei

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kennin-ji Temple and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Okochi Sanso Garden, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kemasakuranomiya Park and Isuien Garden. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, and take in the views from Ebisu Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nara, Shukugawa Park
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Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Senjokaku and Daishoin Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Momijidani Park (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, and steep yourself in history at Peace Flame.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online attractions 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 March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell

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.
Keep things going the next day: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan, see the interesting displays at Japan Toy Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Himeji are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gokayama Folk Museum, wander the streets of Gokayama, steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, stop by Amanatto Kawamura, thenmake a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Himeji in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nanto
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Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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