25 days in Japan & Sao Paulo Itinerary

25 days in Japan & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Nagoya, Japan
— 2 nights
5
Nakatsugawa, Japan
— 1 night
6
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hiroshima is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 12 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Kasuga Grand Shrine). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and don't miss a visit to The Former Nishio Family House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, The Former Nishio Family House
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

4
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jozanen, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and then stroll around Chubu Park. On your second day here, visit Nisshin Civic Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Kasumi Yumekujira Park.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jozanen, Chubu Park, Nisshin Civic Hall, Kasumi Yumekujira Park
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

1
night
Nakatsugawa, Japan

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Tsukechi Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Nakatsugawa Naegi Toyama Shiryokan, step into the grandiose world of Naegi Castle Ruins, thenengage your brain at Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum, thentrek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakasendo Magome-juku.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakatsugawa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nagoya to Nakatsugawa in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nakatsugawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins

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Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, thenexplore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally go for a walk through Tenkakudai. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck and then try out the rides at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip maker app.

Drive from Nakatsugawa to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nakatsugawa in May, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Spas Baths

Side Trip

Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and walk around Ueno Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning website.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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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

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo vacation builder website.

Getting from Tokyo to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 29 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Tokyo to Sao Paulo. May in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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