24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 day
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
5
Yokohama
— 1 night
6
Ishigaki
— 1 night
7
Onna-son
— 3 nights

7
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 Imperial Palace, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Chureito Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stop by Akihabara.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Nikko, Hakone-machi, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Chureito Pagoda
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

1
day
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oyama Shrine, Nagamachi Neighborhood, Kenrokuen Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online tour builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

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.
You've added Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Heian Shrine, Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), and other attractions to your itinerary. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: take a stroll through Gion.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online route planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
You've added Isagawa Shrine, Mt. Rokko, Kofuku-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Yokohama on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yokohama Landmark Tower, Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Yokohama Chinatown, and other attractions. On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Fujiko F Fujio Museum, then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, and finally make a trip to Yokohama Landmark Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yokohama vacation builder app.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Osaka to Yokohama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Yokohama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Fujiko F Fujio Museum
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Fujiko F Fujio Museum ©
Fujiko F Fujio Museum

1
night
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yokohama to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Traveling from Yokohama in September, things will get a bit warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 37°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
You've added Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, American Village, Moon Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Cape Manzamo and Diamond Beach. Step out of Onna-son to go to Nakijin-son and see Kouri Ohashi, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Onna-son in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kouri Ohashi, American Village, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Shurijo Castle
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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