26 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

26 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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26 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Subway:  1​h 30​min
2
Urayasu, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Tateyama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Nagoya, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
7
Himeji, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
8
Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Nara, Japan
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
10
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
13
Yokohama, Japan
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
14
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya Crossing and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland and stop by Bon Voyage.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo route builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo is 17 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take the subway to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
day
Urayasu, Japan

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mother Farm as well as Umihotaru. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Umihotaru, then wander the wide-open spaces of Mother Farm, and then get answers to all your questions at Shore Station Tateyama.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Urayasu road trip website .

Urayasu is just a short distance from Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tateyama.

Things to do in Urayasu

Shopping

Side Trips

Mother Farm, Shore Station Tateyama, Umihotaru
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Umihotaru ©
Umihotaru
Mother Farm ©
Mother Farm

1
night
Tateyama, Japan

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tateyama trip planner.

Getting from Urayasu to Tateyama by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tateyama

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mt. Nokogiri
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Mt. Nokogiri ©
Mt. Nokogiri

3
nights
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.
When in Hakone-machi, make a side trip to see Lake Kawaguchi in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), go for a walk through Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, and take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Yokohama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oasis 21, Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya City Science Museum, and other attractions. On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21, then get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Nagoya holiday builder.

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Shopping Childrens Museums
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum

1
day
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.
Arashiyama has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip app .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.
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Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

2
nights
Himeji, Japan

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.
Mt Shosha hiking has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get outside with Mt Shosha hiking, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Himeji, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking

1
night
Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum as well as Mt. Rokko. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rokko, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, and finally take a stroll through Kobe Harborland.

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

Kobe is very close to Himeji. In March, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

1
day
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kofuku-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, Todai-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, steep yourself in history at Yoshikien, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nara holiday planner.

Getting from Kobe to Nara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, enjoy breathtaking views from Tsutenkaku, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip builder app .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to drive. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Osaka to Hong Kong in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Hong Kong Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Osaka in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Hong Kong, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mori Art Museum as well as Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and then explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in March: highs in Tokyo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum

1
day
Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Sankeien Gardens, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, don't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown, then get your bearings at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, then take in the pleasant sights at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and finally examine the collection at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama online travel route planner .

Yokohama is very close to Tokyo. In March, daytime highs in Yokohama are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal

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nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meiji Jingu Shrine, Rainbow Bridge and Ginza. On the 22nd (Sun), view the masterpieces at teamLab Borderless, take in the views from Rainbow Bridge, take a stroll through Ginza, then take a stroll through Akihabara, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ginza, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then wander the streets of Odaiba, and finally snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner.

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Yokohama. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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