24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Explore hidden gems such as ARONA SPA and Fire Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, approximately Kamakura away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, look for gifts at Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, and wander the streets of Shimokitazawa.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo planner.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: highs in Tokyo hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Honma Yosegi Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park, then stop by Himono Yamayasu, Odawara-ekimae, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gyokan-no-Fuji.

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

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Odawara, Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 9th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, don't miss a visit to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Maruya Hatcho Miso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijuji Temple, then examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum, then examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya online vacation planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nagoya, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Okazaki, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, Toyota Kaikan Museum
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
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The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art ©
The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Toyota Kaikan Museum ©
Toyota Kaikan Museum

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then contemplate the long history of Naramachi Koshino Ie, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, National Museum of Ethnology
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Chishaku-in are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kennin-ji Temple and Nishi Honganji. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and stop by Shinbashi Dori.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation builder app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
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Higashi Hongan-ji Temple ©
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Takayama City Hall. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Takayama journey builder app.

Drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Takayama sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
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Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 18th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at Shiinoki Cultural Complex Ishikawa Prefecture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirayama Hime Shrine, make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, then wander the streets of Gokayama, and finally kick back and relax at Amaharashi Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, look for gifts at Sakuda Honten, then see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, then browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally pedal to the sights with IN KANAZAWA HOUSE.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Amaharashi Coast, Shirayama Hime Shrine
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Shiinoki Cultural Complex Ishikawa Prefecture ©
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya and Kamakura Hiking Trails. Visit Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Ennō-ji Temple, Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), &more), Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei) and Kiyose Sunflower Farm (in Kiyose). See some other sides of Tokyo: take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, indulge in some personalized pampering at NATURE Daikanyama, and don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine.

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

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujisawa, Jindai-ji Temple, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Kiyose Sunflower Farm
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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