21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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21 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
7
Kamakura
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
You've now added Kanayama Shrine to your itinerary. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanayama Shrine.

Discover how to plan a Tokyo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 12 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanayama Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

3
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.
Kinkaku-ji has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder site .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toIga.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, Nara Park and Himeji Castle.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toHiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, Nara Park
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street ©

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Hiroshima Castle and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

2
nights
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.
Aokigahara Forest Nature Guide Tour has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Aokigahara Forest Nature Guide Tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Aokigahara Forest Nature Guide Tour
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
You've now added Kōtoku-in to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Kamakura are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Akihabara has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning site .

Take a train from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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