20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Doha
+2
Fly + subway + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kita
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Doha

1
night
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 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikasahama Beach, then don't miss a visit to Miyajima, then stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, and finally make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online holiday builder .

Doha, Qatar to Hiroshima is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Doha to Hiroshima. While traveling from Doha, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Nara Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo-jo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Nishiki Market, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker site .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and then wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kita trip site .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kita takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kita can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aragusuku Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and stroll through Urasoko Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Kita to Miyakojima with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kita in June, with highs in Miyakojima at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

6
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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Visit Tokyo National Museum and Kokyo Gaien National Garden for their historical value. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, browse the different shops at Diver City Tokyo Plaza, and wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miyakojima in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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