17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  17​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Inawashiro-machi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Venice

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary planner .

Venice, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in August, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Inawashiro-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Inawashiro-machi

Inawashiro-machi ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inawashiro-machi: Fudo Falls (in Kitashiobara-mura), Bikki Numa (in Fukushima) and Pep Kids Koriyama (in Koriyama).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inawashiro-machi trip maker website .

You can drive from Tokyo to Inawashiro-machi in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in August; daily highs in Inawashiro-machi reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Inawashiro-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kitashiobara-mura, Pep Kids Koriyama, Bikki Numa
Highlights from your plan
Goshikinuma Lake ©
Goshikinuma Lake
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls ©
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Inawashiro-machi to Kyoto. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inawashiro-machi in August; daily highs in Kyoto reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka driving holiday tool .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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