17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Inuyama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samurai Experience, Samurai Museum and Nakano Broadway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ghibli Museum Mitaka and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Akihabara and Asakusa. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo planning website .

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
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 Ishikawa Prefecture Noh Theater as well as Nagamachi Neighborhood. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): catch a live performance at Ishikawa Prefecture Noh Theater, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then contemplate the long history of Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NINJA VR KYOTO, Todai-ji Temple, Minamiza : The Kabuki Theater of Kyoto, and other attractions you added. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nara Park. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gion and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Unicorn Gundam Statue. Popular historic sites such as Kōtoku-in and Hase-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Ginza and Imperial Palace. Step out of Tokyo to go to Yokohama and see Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and look for gifts at Kimono Me.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

3
nights
Inuyama

Inuyama ©
Located on the banks of an important regional river, the inland castle town of Inuyama has long been an important waypoint for merchants and travelers.
You've now added The Museum Meiji-mura to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Museum Meiji-mura.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inuyama travel route builder app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Inuyama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Inuyama are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). On the 29th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Inuyama

Museums
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The Museum Meiji-mura ©
The Museum Meiji-mura

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