18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Okinawa City
— 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Hase-dera Temple) and Morito Shrine (in Hayama-machi). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Morito Shrine
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Atsuta Jingu Shrine (in Nagoya), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Sakae (in Sakae). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nagoya, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. On the 18th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, thenmake a trip to American Village, and finally stop by Kaboten no Mise Nakasone. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, Head underground at Blue Cave, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Zampa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nirai Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Okinawa City trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Okinawa City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Yomitan-son, American Village
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Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

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