18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— Few hours
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Takayama
— 1 night
Train
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Urayasu
— 1 night
Train
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Nikko
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online tour builder.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Tokyo. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 79°F and lows are around 67°F. You'll set off for Osaka on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Street Kart Osaka, Pokemon Center Osaka and Osaka Castle. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, wander the streets of Dotombori District, then look for gifts at Pokemon Center Osaka, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Street Kart Osaka. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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 Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning website.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

1
night
Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum as well as Spas. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Takayama tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
night
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 Kenrokuen Garden as well as Kanazawa Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Urayasu.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites

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Urayasu

A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Urayasu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Urayasu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Urayasu, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Nikko

A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes NAOC, Nikko Tosho-gu and Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu and then pedal to the sights with NAOC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Urayasu to Nikko takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In June, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Tokyo

You've added Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Tokyo Skytree, Unicorn Gundam Statue, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Kanda Myojin. Visit Nezu Shrine and Jindai-ji Temple for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Kamakura Hiking Trails, Kencho-ji Temple, &more). Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Ueno District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, and shop like a local with Shimokitazawa.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning site.

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

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.