22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Okayama
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
— 1 night
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Matsumoto
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 9 nights

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, and finally head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Hiroshima are much colder (16°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Must see
Miyajima
4.8
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

1
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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Mall Okayama.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Okayama holiday builder site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Okayama, with lows of 3°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
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Castle
Okayama Castle
3.5
Shopping Mall
AEON MALL Mall Okayama
3.9

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Okayama to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
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Must see
Nara Park
4.5
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono, and finally steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Must see
Kinkaku-ji
4.4

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then wander the streets of Sakae, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya road trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
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3
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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): visit Nakamachi Street and then contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, then explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Matsumoto holiday planning tool.

Getting from Nagoya to Matsumoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Matsumoto, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

9
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.
Head to Ginza and Yokohama Chinatownfor some retail therapy. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kamiyatsuno Okusuu will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi) and Kamakura (Catholic Yukinosita Church, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Akihabara, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Asakusa
4.5
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2

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