23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Urayasu
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Toyooka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Onna-son
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights

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Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hoki Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Japanese History, and then discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Urayasu attractions site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Urayasu is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Urayasu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect nights in Urayasu to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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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 Imperial Palace, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Meguro River, and other attractions you added. Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Senso-ji Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Ginza.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning website.

Tokyo is very close to Urayasu. Traveling from Urayasu in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Tokyo, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakone Venetian Glass Museum as well as Mount Fuji. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pola Museum of Art and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lalique Museum Hakone and Narukawa Art Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, admire the natural beauty at Little Prince Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art

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Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tateyama-machi tour builder.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tateyama-machi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tateyama-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Heian Shrine. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nijo Castle and Kennin-ji Temple. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple in Uji, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Daigo-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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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.
To plan Osaka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan, then kick back and relax at Takeno Coast, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Onsenji Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirihama Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yabu Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mikobata Senkojo Mine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Toyooka trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Toyooka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect nights in Toyooka to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Toyooka

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Onsenji Temple ©
Onsenji Temple
Yabu Shrine ©
Yabu Shrine

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and then get to know the resident critters at Asa Zoological Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker app.

You can take a train from Toyooka to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, then get outside with Diamond Beach, then kick back and relax at Busena Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tobera Rock. On the next day, make a trip to Cape Manzamo, enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Marina Beach, then make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan my day in Onna-son using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Hiroshima to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hiroshima in April; daily highs in Onna-son reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach ©
Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kabira Bay as well as Ibaruma Sabichi Cave. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Yurateiku Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): look and learn at Ishigakijima Observatory, then identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ibaruma Sabichi Cave.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Onna-son to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Onna-son in April, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble

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