25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
5
Izumo
— 3 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
7
Tsuruoka
— 3 nights
8
Sendai
— 2 nights
9
Narita
— 1 night

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Meguro River. Get a sense of the local culture at Asakusa Shrine and Engaku-ji Temple. Step out of Tokyo to go to Kamakura and see Kencho-ji Temple, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

3
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.
Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kasuga Grand Shrine and Toji. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation builder site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some historical perspective at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daishoin Temple and Atomic Bomb Dome. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Miyajima, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, examine the collection at Mazda Museum, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and contemplate the long history of Peace Flame.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum, JMSDF Kure Museum
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

2
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Takachihokyo Passage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aratate Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushifuru Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaguraden, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, and finally admire the sheer force of Unokono-taki.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Takachiho-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Izumo.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Unokono-taki
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

3
nights
Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Get some historical perspective at Susa Shrine and Riyokan Arata. Appreciate the collections at Adachi Museum of Art and Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Yasugi), Matsue (Iya Shrine & Matsue Castle) and Tanabeke Dozogun (in Unnan). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, steep yourself in history at Jinsai Castle Historic Site, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Shimizudani Smelter Ruins, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karakama Shrine.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Izumo sightseeing tool.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Izumo by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Izumo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oda, Yasugi, Matsue, Okuizumo-cho, Tanabeke Dozogun
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Susa Shrine ©
Susa Shrine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanazawa Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Shima, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, thensee the interesting displays at Ochaya Art Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudosonkorin Temple, thenadmire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum.

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

Drive from Izumo to Kanazawa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In April, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Kazuemachi Tea House Street ©
Kazuemachi Tea House Street

3
nights
Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
On the 22nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, steep yourself in history at Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden, thensteep yourself in history at Tamugimata Layered Housing, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Churenji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Hommyoji Temple. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Heishindo-Former Kazama Family Residence, steep yourself in history at Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church, take an in-depth tour of Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Taihinkan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenpoji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nangakuji Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsuruoka trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tsuruoka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, expect nights in Tsuruoka to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sendai.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sakata
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church ©
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church
Churenji Temple ©
Churenji Temple
Zenpoji ©
Zenpoji

2
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takekoma Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinnoji Temple, indulge your taste buds at Kirin Beer Sendai Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kosho-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Horin-in Temple.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sendai trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tsuruoka to Sendai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sendai when traveling from Tsuruoka in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Narita.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Takekoma Shrine, Funaoka Castle Ruins, Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Rinnoji Temple ©
Rinnoji Temple
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Atago Jinja Shrine ©
Atago Jinja Shrine

1
night
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makata Shrine, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, thenmake a trip to Three-storied Pagoda, and finally make a trip to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Narita trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sendai to Narita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Narita, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Makata Shrine ©
Makata Shrine

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