9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  12​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Toyama
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Kanazawa
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Kita
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Hong Kong


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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.
You've added Akihabara, Shibuya Crossing, Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Hama Rikyu Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then make a trip to Nezu Shrine, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Takeshita Street, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing website .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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night
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chureito Pagoda.

Start your trip to Fujiyoshida by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fujiyoshida hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks Historic Sites
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Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

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night
Toyama

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toyama trip builder .

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Toyama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujiyoshida in May, you will find days in Toyama are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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hours
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kenrokuen Garden has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa vacation builder tool .

Kanazawa is just a stone's throw from Toyama. In May, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Kurama, Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, Kamogawa River, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Peace Flame.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Kita.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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night
Kita

Kita ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dotonbori, Hozenji Yokocho, Shinsekai, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, then make a trip to Shinsekai, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kita day trip site .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

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