18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kamitonda-cho
— 1 night
Drive
4
Totsukawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive
5
Uda
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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 Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stroll around Ueno Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary builder tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, things will get much warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho

— 2 nights
You've added Muryokoin, Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, Koyasan Daimon, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Tokugawa's Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muryokoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, then steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, and finally steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nyonindo, and finally don't miss a visit to Koyasan Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tokyo to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kamitonda-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Kamitonda-cho

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kumano Kodo Trail. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Sukumadani Kannon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumano Kodo Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozenji Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamitonda-cho trip builder.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kamitonda-cho takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kamitonda-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Totsukawa-mura.

Things to do in Kamitonda-cho

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Totsukawa-mura

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tanizeno Tsuribashi. On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamaki Shrine, then explore the activities along Dorokyo, and then don't miss a visit to Tanizeno Tsuribashi.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Totsukawa-mura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kamitonda-cho to Totsukawa-mura takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Totsukawa-mura can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uda.

Things to do in Totsukawa-mura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Uda

— 1 night
Uda is a city located in northeastern Nara Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Uda was established on January 1, 2006, the towns of Haibara, Ōuda and Utano, and the village of Murō (all from Uda District).As of December 29, 2005, the city had an estimate population of 38,648 and a population density of 155.35 persons per km². You've now added Muroji Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ono-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muroji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Butsuryuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muro Ryuketsu Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Udamatsuyama Castle Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Matabeezakura.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uda trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Totsukawa-mura to Uda by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Uda can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Uda

Historic Sites

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Uda to Kyoto takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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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.