28 days in Tokyo & Kansai Itinerary

28 days in Tokyo & Kansai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Miyazu
— 2 nights
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Toyooka
— 2 nights
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Asago
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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 added Philosopher's Walk, Ginkakuji Temple, Arashiyama, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto road trip app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:

Miyazu

— 2 nights
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Amanohashidate, Kasamatsu Park and Amanohashidate View Land. On the 17th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Amanohashidate View Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Amanohashidate and then walk around Kasamatsu Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miyazu trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Miyazu in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyazu are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Toyooka.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Toyooka

— 2 nights
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Street of Kinosaki Onsen as well as Kinosaki Marine World. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kinosaki Marine World.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Toyooka tour planning site.

Getting from Miyazu to Toyooka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Asago.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Asago

— 1 night
Asago is a city located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Asago was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Asago absorbing the towns of Ikuno, Santō and Wadayama (all from Asago District).As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,248, with 12,355 households, and a population density of 82.52 persons per km². Takeda Castle Ruins has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Takeda Castle Ruins.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Asago trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Asago takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Asago are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Himeji.

Things to do in Asago

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Himeji

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Himeji Castle as well as Koko-en. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary website.

Getting from Asago to Himeji by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Osaka

— 5 nights
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 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Minoo Park, Sorakuen Garden, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online road trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Tokyo

— 5 nights
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Kansai travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Landmarks
The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant.