24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  13 h
1
Kobe
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Uji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Nikko
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

8
nights
Kobe

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kobe: Naruto (Uzu no Michi, Otsuka Museum of Art, &more), Nishinomiya (Shukugawa Park & Kabutoyama Shinrin Park) and Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Himeji Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kobe Animal Kingdom, stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and take a stroll through Kobe Harborland.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobe online trip itinerary maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Kobe is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kobe due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in April: high temperatures in Kobe hover around 20°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Himeji, Naruto, Nishinomiya, Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 19:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planning site.

Take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Uji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Uji

Uji ©
Lying between Kyoto and Nara, the small city of Uji stands as a place of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, contemplate the waterfront views at Uji River, contemplate the long history of Byodoin, thenget to know the fascinating history of Byodoin Omote-sando, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ujigami Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Sakuradeaikan, thensample the fine beverages at Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, thenstroll around Yodo River Park Sewaritei District, and finally explore the world behind art at Miho Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uji day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Uji in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Uji

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Yawata, Miho Museum, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

3
nights
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.
Nagoya is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya planner.

Take a train from Uji to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uji in April: highs in Nagoya hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, thenstop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Getting from Nagoya to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

3
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, thentake in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Oya History Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Oya temple, and then admire the natural beauty at Ashikaga Flower Park.

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You can fly from Osaka to Nikko in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Ashikaga Flower Park
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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