20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  14​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fujinomiya
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nikko
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Shiojiri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Kanazawa
— 1 night
8
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
9
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
10
Kobe
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Nara
— Few hours
train:  30​min
12
Osaka
— 1 night
13
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
14
Hachioji
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Geneva

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Odaiba, Aqua City Odaiba, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and other attractions you added.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Geneva, Switzerland to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Geneva in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

1
day
Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
You've added Lake Tanuki, Shiraito Falls, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tanuki.

Find out how to plan Fujinomiya trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujinomiya by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Fujinomiya can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Lake Tanuki ©
Lake Tanuki

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lake Yamanaka, Saiko Lake, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Fujinomiya to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes an hour. When traveling from Fujinomiya in April, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Nikko on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Lake Yamanaka
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Lake Yamanaka ©
Lake Yamanaka
Saiko Lake ©
Saiko Lake

1
night
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kegon Falls, Nikko Tosho-gu, Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nikko day trip site .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Shiojiri.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

1
night
Shiojiri

Shiojiri ©
Shiojiri is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 66,801 and a population density of 230 persons per km². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naraijuku.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shiojiri tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nikko to Shiojiri takes 4 hours. Traveling from Nikko in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Shiojiri. On the 11th (Thu), you're off toTakayama.

Things to do in Shiojiri

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
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Naraijuku ©
Naraijuku

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, Higashiyama Walking Course, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, then steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary app .

Drive from Shiojiri to Takayama in 2.5 hours. April in Takayama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip website .

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nagamachi Neighborhood ©
Nagamachi Neighborhood
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
You've added Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning website .

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Himeji Castle. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Himeji day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ryoanji Temple
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ryoanji Temple ©
Ryoanji Temple

few
hours
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street has been added to your itinerary.

Plan a Kobe trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Kobe is just a short distance from Himeji. April in Kobe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nara.
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street ©

few
hours
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kofuku-ji Temple.

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

Getting from Kobe to Nara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In April in Nara, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan as well as Shitennoji Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online tour planner .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Osaka, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Shitennoji ©
Shitennoji

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

You'll set off for Hachioji on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

few
hours
Hachioji

Hachioji
The city of Hachioji, nestled in Western Tokyo's Okutama mountain range, draws visitors with its location, flanked by mountains on three sides and providing easy access to hiking trails.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hachioji road trip website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hachioji takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Hachioji, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Hachioji

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

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