17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 5 nights
Taxi + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: London

3
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.
Visiting Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Hakone Stone‐paved Road will get you outdoors. Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone-machi, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

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London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Hakone-machi
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

5
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hakuba and Zenko-ji Temple. Get in touch with nature at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Tomioka (Gunma Natural Museum & Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine), Konnyaku Park (in Kanra-machi) and Usui Toge Railroad Cultural Village (in Annaka). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jigokudani Funsen, hit the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, and examine the collection at Nagano Olympic Museum.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Yamanouchi-machi at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tomioka, Hakuba-mura, Nagano, Konnyaku Park, Usui Toge Railroad Cultural Village
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Hakuba ©
Hakuba

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park) and Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum (in Osaka). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, wander the streets of Gion, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

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You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Yamato Museum (in Kure), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Japanese Rural Toy Museum) and Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Miyajima, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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