20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Tokyo. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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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

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online attractions planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planning site .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo 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 Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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

4
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Nagasaki (Sofukuji Temple, Glover Garden, & more) and Dazaifu Temmangu (in Dazaifu). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Kumamoto Castle, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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