23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kawasaki
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
4
Shizuoka
— 1 night
train:  10​h
5
Izumo
— 1 day
6
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
8
Himeji
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Nara
— 1 night
train:  30​min
10
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
11
Kita
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
13
Fukushima
— 1 night
train:  30​min
14
Sendai
— 1 night
train:  2​h
15
Aomori
— 1 night
train:  5​h
16
Oishida-machi
— 1 night
train:  4​h
17
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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 Tokyo DisneySea as well as Tokyo Disneyland.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toKawasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

few
hours
Kawasaki

Kawasaki ©
Easily accessible via a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo, Kawasaki features a modern, industrialized waterfront, as well as a couple of quirky attractions.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kawasaki Daishi and then see the interesting displays at Fujiko F Fujio Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kawasaki travel itinerary planner.

Kawasaki is very close to Tokyo. March in Kawasaki sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kawasaki

Museums Historic Sites
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Fujiko F Fujio Museum ©
Fujiko F Fujio Museum
Kawasaki Daishi ©
Kawasaki Daishi

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planner .

Getting from Kawasaki to Hakone-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kawasaki in March, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone

1
night
Shizuoka

Shizuoka
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shizuoka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Shizuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Shizuoka, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 10°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toIzumo.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
day
Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Kojindani Ruin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichibataji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Izumo travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Shizuoka to Izumo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Izumo when traveling from Shizuoka in March, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites Museums
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Kojindani Ruin ©
Kojindani Ruin
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima sightseeing planner .

Drive from Izumo to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

1
night
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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kobe using our trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Himeji on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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1
day
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.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Himeji CityMuseum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally examine the collection at Himeji Science Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Himeji day trip planning site .

Himeji is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In March, daytime highs in Himeji are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Himeji

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji CityMuseum of Art ©
Himeji CityMuseum of Art
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, browse the exhibits of Nara National Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nara trip planner.

You can drive from Himeji to Nara in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Kyoto International Manga Museum and Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Miho Museum in Koka, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto tour planning app .

Kyoto is very close to Nara. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Nara in March, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Miho Museum, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osaka tenmangu shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then engage your brain at Osaka Science Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, and finally don't miss a visit to Osaka City Central Hall.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kita holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kita takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kita

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
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Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and then stroll through Tsuruma Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Nagoya vacation planner.

Getting from Kita to Nagoya by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Nagoya sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Inuyama
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

1
night
Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Iwaya Kannon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukushima Inari Shrine, then explore the ancient world of Fukushima City Minka-en, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Com-Com Children's Creative Learning Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukushima attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nagoya to Fukushima. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nagoya in March; daily highs in Fukushima reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Fukushima

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Fukushima Inari Shrine ©
Fukushima Inari Shrine

1
night
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sendai trip planner.

Getting from Fukushima to Sendai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fukushima in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sendai, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Aomori.

Things to do in Sendai

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tohoku History Museum
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Tohoku History Museum ©
Tohoku History Museum
Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) ©
Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden

1
night
Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Aomori trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Sendai to Aomori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sendai in March, things will get a bit cooler in Aomori: highs are around 4°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oishida-machi.

Things to do in Aomori

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Utou Jinja ©
Utou Jinja
Sannai-Maruyama Ruins ©
Sannai-Maruyama Ruins
Aomori Museum of Art ©
Aomori Museum of Art

1
night
Oishida-machi

Oishida-machi
On the 19th (Tue), get great views at Senshinkyo Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Nobesawa Ginkodo, and then get engrossed in the history at Basho - Seifu History Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oishida-machi online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Aomori to Oishida-machi takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Aomori in March, you will find days in Oishida-machi are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Oishida-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Obanazawa
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night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 20th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Oishida-machi to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oishida-machi in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
National Museum of Western Art ©
National Museum of Western Art

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