24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Bansuiso, Matsuyama Castle, & more), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more) and Senkoji & Senkoji Park (in Onomichi). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip site .

New Delhi, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Hatsukaichi, Senkoji & Senkoji Park, Yamato Museum
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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

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Todai-ji Temple, & more), Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi) and Osaka (Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Arashiyama.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Ainokura Gassho Community (in Nanto), Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Tenshukakau Observatory, & more) and Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, & more). There's much more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Ainokura Gassho Community
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

7
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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Yokohama Chinatown in Naka, about 48 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama Chinatown, Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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