32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Koya-cho
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
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Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meguro River and ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵. Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba District, walk around Ueno Park, and visit Akihabara.

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Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Tokyo is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Billund in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Fuji and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Kawaguchi and Pola Museum of Art. Step out of Fujikawaguchiko-machi to go to Gotemba and see Gotemba Premium Outlets, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour planning site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Nomura Family Samurai House. Get outdoors at Mt. Sampoiwadake and Tojimbo Cliff. Step out of Kanazawa to go to Shirakawa-mura and see Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Kutaniyaki Kaburaki.

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Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kimono Atelier Akane. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

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You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Osaka

— 4 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Head to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Minami (Namba)for some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Koya-cho

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mt. Koya and Koyasan Reihokan Museum. Head to Farm Market Yottette Michi no Eki Kudoyama and Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompofor plenty of shopping. Explore Koya-cho's surroundings by going to Yoshino-cho (Yoshimizu Shrine, Mt. Yoshino, &more).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koya-cho journey planner.

Drive from Osaka to Koya-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Himeji

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Takamikura and Himeji Central Park. When in Himeji, make a side trip to see Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets in Kobe, approximately Kobe away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Shosha hiking, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Himeji takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In April in Himeji, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Hatsukaichi

— 2 nights
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, and finally stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Kitakyushu

— 2 nights
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at Tanga Ichiba, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, and then take a stroll through Mojiko Retro. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mt Sarakura, admire the sheer force of Sugao Waterfall, and then step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kitakyushu online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kitakyushu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.