24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Sendai
— 1 night
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kawasaki Daishi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sapporo.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Sapporo — 2 nights

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Sapporo Teine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, walk around Maruyama Park, and take a stroll through Susukino.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sendai.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Sendai — 1 night

Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jozenji-dori Avenue, take a stroll through Sunmall Ichibancho, make a trip to Osaki Hachiman Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, then browse the different shops at S-Pal Sendai, and finally don't miss a visit to Sendai Station.

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Fly from Sapporo to Sendai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in January, with highs in Sendai at 5°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nagoya.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Nagoya — 2 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Nagoya City Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiyobo Inari Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Chubu Denryoku MIRAI TOWER.

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Fly from Sendai to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 3rd (Fri).
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Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Kyoto — 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toji and Shimogamo Jinja. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Uji (Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan & Byodoin). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 10:

Hiroshima

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally see the interesting displays at Honkawa Peace Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Tokyo — 8 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Kawasaki Daishi. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Minatomirai (Sky Garden & Yokohama Landmark Tower) and Yokohama (Kishamichi Promenade, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, &more). See some other sides of Tokyo: take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshogu Shrine, make a trip to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 18:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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