17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Himeji
— 1 day
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Senso-ji Temple, Kabukicho District, Meguro River, and other attractions. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 19 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre. On the 1st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey website.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks
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Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre ©
Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

3
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Dotombori District and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street as well as Miyajima. On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, head off the coast to Miyajima, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then look for gifts at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip builder site.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Himeji, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Diver City Tokyo Plaza, teamLab Borderless, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Himeji to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Diver City Tokyo Plaza ©
Diver City Tokyo Plaza
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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