25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Quito
Fly:
30​h
Tokyo
— 8 nights
train:
2​h 30​min
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
train:
2​h 15​min
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train:
1​h 45​min
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:
1​h 45​min
Himeji
— Few hours
Fly:
34​h
Quito

7
days
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.
Have a day of magic on the 14th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, shop like a local with The Tsukiji Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation trip planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Tokyo is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in August: highs in Tokyo hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Sightseeing Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Meiji Jingu
Tokyo Tower

5
days
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Gokayama (in Nanto), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, Gassho Zukuri Minka-en, & more) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa travel planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Kanazawa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gokayama
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6
days
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, & more) and Tōdai-ji (in Nara). There's still lots to do: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Tōdai-ji
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Kiyomizu-dera
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Nijo Castle

3
days
Hiroshima

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. In August in Himeji, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle
Kokoen Garden
Otemae Street

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