18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nikko
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
7
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
8
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
9
Osaka
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
10
Kobe
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
11
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Koya-cho
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
14
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
15
Hatsukaichi
— Few hours
Train:  5 h
16
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
17
Takayama
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 45 min
18
Tokyo
— 2 nights
End: Tokyo

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Kabukicho and Takeshita Street. Popular historic sites such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Nezu Shrine are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Asakusa Shrine and Ueno. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), &more). The adventure continues: visit Odaiba, make a trip to Hozomon, take a stroll through Yanaka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

1
day
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally admire the natural beauty at Hakone Shisseikaen.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in June, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
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Hakone Stone‐paved Road ©
Hakone Stone‐paved Road
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shisseikaen ©
Hakone Shisseikaen

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 17th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, then take a stroll through Dotombori, and finally stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, admire the striking features of Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck, and finally wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary builder.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. You will leave for Nara on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, walk around Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joruri Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nara tour planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Joruri Temple
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
day
Osaka

Osaka
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Osaka, with lows around 22°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobe Muslim Mosque, then shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip builder.

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary tool.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kobe. You'll set off for Koya-cho on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saito, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryusen-in Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongosanmaiin.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Koya-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites
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Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple
Kongosanmaiin ©
Kongosanmaiin
Ryusen-in Temple ©
Ryusen-in Temple

1
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Osaka

Osaka
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Koya-cho to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, stop by Kamiyacho, get a taste of the local shopping with Monokoto Store, then appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip planning website.

Hatsukaichi is just a stone's throw from Hiroshima. In June in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Shopping
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Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street ©
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa vacation builder app.

Getting from Hatsukaichi to Kanazawa by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Takayama on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 25th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and then stop by Sanmachi Suji.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Takayama road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Osakacho Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
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Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Osakacho Waterfalls ©
Osakacho Waterfalls

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Tokyo

Tokyo
To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip site.

Drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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