18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  4 h
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
train:  6 h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h
5
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  2 h
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Robot Restaurant.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online journey builder.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 4°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Robot Restaurant ©
Robot Restaurant

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in December; daily highs in Yamanouchi-machi reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Onsen Resorts

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in December; daily highs in Kyoto reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima itinerary app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, Gora Park and Hakone Ropeway. On the 31st (Tue), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then stroll around Gora Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Hakone Ropeway and then take a memorable tour with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Hiroshima to Hakone-machi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). You will leave for Tokyo on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Gora Park ©
Gora Park

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in January, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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