24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Fire Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, approximately Kamakura away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at ARONA SPA, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and stop by Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip site.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you will find days in Tokyo are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Hakone-machi

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Honma Yosegi Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park, then stop by Himono Yamayasu, Odawara-ekimae, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gyokan-no-Fuji.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hakone-machi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 9th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, don't miss a visit to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Maruya Hatcho Miso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijuji Temple, then examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum, then examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya online vacation planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nagoya, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then contemplate the long history of Naramachi Koshino Ie, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Kyoto

— 2 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Chishaku-in are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kennin-ji Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, see the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto, and take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation builder app.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Takayama

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Takayama City Hall. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Takayama journey builder app.

Drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Takayama sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 18th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at Shiinoki Cultural Complex Ishikawa Prefecture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirayama Hime Shrine, make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, then wander the streets of Gokayama, and finally kick back and relax at Amaharashi Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, look for gifts at Sakuda Honten, then see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, then browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally pedal to the sights with IN KANAZAWA HOUSE.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Tokyo

— 6 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya and Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau. Visit Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kanda Myojin for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kiyose Sunflower Farm (in Kiyose), Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei) and Kamakura (Ennō-ji Temple, Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), &more). See even more of Tokyo: relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.