24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
5
Nagano
— 1 night
6
Nagoya
— 2 nights
7
Yokohama
— 3 nights
8
Okinawa City
— 4 nights
9
Tokyo
— 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've added Omoide Yokocho, Rainbow Bridge, owlcafe akibafukurou, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In September, Tokyo is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Classes

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Omoide Yokocho ©
Omoide Yokocho

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've now added Miyajima to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Dotombori District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sanjusangendo Temple and Todai-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Mt. Wakakusa). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gion, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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.
You've now added Kenrokuen Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
You've now added Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagano attractions planning website.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Nagano in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kanazawa in October, plan for slightly colder days in Nagano, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You'll set off for Nagoya on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Nagano

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku has been added to your itinerary.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Nagoya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagano in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Nagoya. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

3
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You've now added Nissan Stadium to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yokohama vacation builder.

Do a combination of train and subway from Nagoya to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Yokohama

Fun & Games Shopping Neighborhoods
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Nissan Stadium ©
Nissan Stadium
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

4
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama. Step out of the city life by going to Akabaka Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Okinawa City side-trips: Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son), Motobu-cho (Sesoko Beach & Emerald Beach) and Onna-son (Fuchaku Beach, Kariyushi Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Sunset Beach and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Okinawa City vacation maker.

Explore your travel options from Yokohama to Okinawa City with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Yomitan-son, Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Sunset Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
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Traveling by flight from Okinawa City to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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