17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Yokohama
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights

2
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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 Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama and then wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), then don't miss a visit to Kamakura Komachidori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama trip planner.

Tokyo to Yokohama is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Yokohama sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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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 Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park, Kobe Harborland, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nara Park and Osaka Castle. Himeji Castle and Nigatsu-do Temple will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Osaka with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Dotombori District and shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Himeji
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip maker website.

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, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

3
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.
Arashiyama has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. There's more to do: wander the streets of Gion and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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 Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya 109, Harajuku Station, and other attractions.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo route builder.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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