49 days in Japan Itinerary

49 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Himeji
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 8 nights
6
Nikko
— 2 nights
7
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
8
Naha
— 6 nights
9
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
10
Takayama
— 2 nights
11
Nagoya
— 2 nights
12
Kyoto
— 6 nights
13
Kamakura
— 3 nights

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (in Yokohama) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's still lots to do: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, and wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In March, Tokyo is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then make a trip to Miyajima.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then make a trip to Otemae Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Himeji online trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Awaji, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Akashi Park
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge ©
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Dotombori District, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

8
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. See even more of Tokyo: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, walk around Ueno Park, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning app.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 13:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 13th (Thu), snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, stop by Nikko Furusato Tamarizuke Hompo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nikko travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Nikko hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Kujuku Island). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, and take in the views from Megane Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nikko to Nagasaki in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Nikko, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagasaki, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sasebo
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: The Tower of Himeyuri (in Itoman), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park & Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium) and Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, steep yourself in history at Tamaudun, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fukushu-en Garden.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Naha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagasaki in April: high temperatures in Naha hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chatan-cho, Motobu-cho, Nanjo, The Tower of Himeyuri, Yachimun no Sato
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kanazawa is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Naha in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Pokapoka Okyozukanoyu, Matto Furusato-kan
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 30th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, examine the collection at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), thentake a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and finally examine the collection at Fujii Art Gallery (Fujii Bijutsu Mingei-Kan). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, thenget to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, thenexamine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and finally get advice or help at Takayama City Hall.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Takayama holiday planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Takayama are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, thenmake a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and finally examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Nabana no Sato, and then take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Nagoya sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nabana no Sato
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

6
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, thenhead off the coast to Enoshima Island, and finally steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kamakura Komachidori, thenmeet the residents at Enoshima Aquarium, and then step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kamakura trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kamakura by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in May, you will find days in Kamakura are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fujisawa, Odawara Castle
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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