32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

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Tokyo
— 10 nights
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Kyoto
— 10 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Nara
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 10 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chidorigafuchi. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Hozomon. Get some cultural insight at Fire Museum and Kencho-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujiyoshida (Chureito Pagoda, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, &more), Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), &more) and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshogu Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 11:

Kyoto

— 10 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.
To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip website.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 21:

Osaka

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) and Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary. Head to Dotombori District and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osakafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Yoshino-cho (Yoshimizu Shrine, Kinpusenji Temple, &more), Hirohashibairin (in Shimoichi-cho) and Midori no Bunkaen (in Shijonawate). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Takashimaya Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:

Nara

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nara journey website.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Nara are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Osaka

— 4 nights
To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip app.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nara in April since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 51°F. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:

Tokyo

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo journey planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

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.