17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  10​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
6
Himeji
— 1 day
Train:  3​h 15​min
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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, Meguro River, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary maker.

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 19 hours. In March, Tokyo is much colder than Honolulu - with highs of 58°F and lows of 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
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier 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 find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip 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
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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 Dotonbori as well as Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. On the 3rd (Fri), wander the streets of Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka vacation planner.

Fly from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Miyajima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. 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 time for the train ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Diver City Tokyo Plaza, teamLab Borderless, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and other attractions to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planning website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
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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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