26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
5
Nakafurano-cho
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip website.

Seoul, South Korea to Hiroshima is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
nights
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Engyo-ji Temple Maniden, Himeji Castle, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Reihokan Museum, Mt. Koya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Koya-cho
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

5
nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Dolls Museum, and make a trip to Kanazawa Station.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
nights
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nakafurano-cho: Higashikawa-cho (Susoaidaira & Asahi-dake), Biei-cho (Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, experience rural life at Tomita Melon House, stroll around Hinode Park, and make a trip to Panorama Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nakafurano-cho online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanazawa to Nakafurano-cho. In August, Nakafurano-cho is slightly colder than Kanazawa - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Kamifurano-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Kurodake
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

6
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nakafurano-cho to Tokyo. In August, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Nakafurano-cho - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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