26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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26 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Karachi
+2
Fly + subway + train:  20​h 15​min
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Karachi

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Change things up with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Dejima, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Hongouchi, and stop by Tatematsuru.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Nagasaki is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Karachi to Nagasaki, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Karachi in April, expect Nagasaki to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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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

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Sumiyoshi Shrine (in Akashi) and Bizen (FAN Museum & Mt. Kuma). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Himeji online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bizen, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Sumiyoshi Shrine, Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip app .

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Himeji in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 19th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online visit planner .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in May since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Fujiyoshida (Arakurayama Sengen Park, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, & more). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and admire the natural beauty at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden.

Plan trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Chubu, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park ©
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park

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