17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Train to Dobutsuen-Mae, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kyoto

— 6 nights
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 Dotombori District. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning app.

Drive from Tokyo to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Koya-cho on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Koya-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan, and finally steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Koyasan Station, examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joju-in Temple, then don't miss a visit to Tanizeno Tsuribashi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mitarai Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 5 nights
See even more of Tokyo: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stroll around Ueno Park, have some family-friendly fun at Cat Cafe Singeki Cat, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Koya-cho to Tokyo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Wakayama Prefecture travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Aquariums · Historic Sites
Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district:

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