24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Towada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hirosaki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London


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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route app .

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Ashura no Nagare, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hakufu no Taki. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Misawa City Shiminnomori Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Itomuka no Irie, and then snap pictures at Deai-bashi Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Towada tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Tokyo to Towada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Towada hover around 7°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Misawa City Shiminnomori Park
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Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream

4
nights
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Explore Hirosaki's surroundings by going to Hakkoda Odake (in Aomori), Ajigasawa-machi (Aomori Spring Ski Resort & Ajiga Sawa Sumo Museum) and Josenji Temple (in Kuroishi). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shirakami Sanchi, stroll around Hirosaki Park, explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, and make a trip to Neputa Display Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hirosaki travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Towada to Hirosaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Towada in March since evenings lows in Hirosaki dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ajigasawa-machi, Hakkoda Odake, Shirakami Sanchi, Josenji Temple, Neputa Display Hall
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Aomori Spring Ski Resort ©
Aomori Spring Ski Resort
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hirosaki to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Hirosaki - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
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), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Matsuyama Castle
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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

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