24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 15 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Suwa
— 2 nights

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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 Mount Fuji, Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, Gotokuji Temple, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Pola Museum of Art and Mt. Takao. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hase-dera Temple and Senso-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Chikurin Park (in Higashikurume), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura) and Yokohama (Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, visit Ueno District, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Minoyama Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 24:
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Must see
Hase-dera Temple
4.6
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Must see
Asakusa Shrine
4.3

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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.
You've now added Gion to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto planning app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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Historic Site
Tofuku-ji Temple
4.4

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kimiidera Temple, Pinpoint Traveler, Osaka Castle Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kimiidera Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rokko, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, then contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of local nightlife at Pinpoint Traveler, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, and finally don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka day trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Suwa.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Must see
Nara Park
4.5
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Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6
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Religious Site
Kasuga Grand Shrine
4.4

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Suwa

Suwa ©
A city on the shores of an eponymous lake, Suwa offers natural attractions, like hot springs, as well as cultural events.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takashima Castle. On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Takashima Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Miyasaka Brewery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suwa Shrine, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Yachiho Highland Natural Garden. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Takabotchi Highlands, steep yourself in history at Hiraide Ichirizuka, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Naraijuku.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Suwa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Suwa takes 5 hours. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Suwa, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Suwa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Suwa Shrine
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Naraijuku
4.3
Castle
Takashima Castle
3.3

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