24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kobe
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa tour itinerary builder website.

Dallas, USA to Kanazawa is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Kanazawa is 15 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in May, with highs in Kanazawa at 72°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5

2
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, stroll around Odori Park, then don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally walk around Moerenuma Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally snap pictures at Asakusa Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kanazawa in May: highs in Sapporo hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Odori Park
4.1
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
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Water Body
Moerenuma Park
4.4

1
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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 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, stroll around Matsumotojo Park, steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, steep yourself in history at Former Catholic Church Priest House, then explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Nakamachi Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Matsumoto online trip planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Matsumoto by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in May: high temperatures in Matsumoto hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums
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4
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

3
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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Experience YAMATO, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll around Meriken Park, take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World, enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, then take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck). On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikuta Shrine, make a trip to Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), and finally make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe tour planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kobe, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 6th (Sun), make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Himeji road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kobe to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Himeji, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Garden
Koko-en
4.4
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Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
4.8

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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Castle
Hiroshima Castle
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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