18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  19 h
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train:  4 h
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Takayama
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Urayasu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Nikko
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Orlando, Florida

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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.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online tour builder.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Tokyo. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 79°F and lows are around 67°F. You'll set off for Osaka on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pokemon Center Osaka as well as Osaka Castle. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally stop by Pokemon Center Osaka. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning website.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum as well as Spas. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Takayama tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum ©
Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kenrokuen Garden as well as Kanazawa Castle.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Urayasu.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

1
night
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Urayasu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Urayasu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Urayasu, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NAOC, Nikko Tosho-gu and Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu and then pedal to the sights with NAOC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Urayasu to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Tokyo Skytree, Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Nezu Shrine. Visit Kencho-ji Temple and Senso-ji Temple for their historical value. Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Ueno District, contemplate the long history of Hozomon, and stop by Kagurazaka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday builder site.

Drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Baths Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Highlights from your plan
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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