20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 1 night
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Kurashiki
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Fuji
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nagano
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night

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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.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Osaka is 9 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Osaka

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Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Japanese Rural Toy Museum and Ohara Museum of Art. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kurashiki trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kurashiki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kurashiki can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
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Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Japanese Rural Toy Museum ©
Japanese Rural Toy Museum

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Kurashiki to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Himeji

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.
Himeji Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji visit planning site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Himeji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Gion and then make a trip to Iga-ryu Ninja Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Iga-ryu Ninja Museum ©
Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

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Fuji

Fuji
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fuji route maker app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Fuji in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Fuji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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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 day by day itinerary now includes Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, Shibuya Crossing, Akihabara, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip site.

Getting from Fuji to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
The Japanese Sword Museum ©
The Japanese Sword Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zenko-ji Temple, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Matsumoto Castle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagano itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagano: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

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Takayama

Takayama
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.
You've now added Takayama Festival (Spring) to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Takayama road trip app.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Takayama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Takayama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Takayama

Events
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nara Park. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planning tool.

Getting from Takayama to Osaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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