19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
2
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Nagoya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kamakura
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
End: Nagoya

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Atsuta Jingu Shrine has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. December in Nagoya sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

6
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.
You've added Nezu Museum, Akihabara, Yanaka, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Nagoya in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Inuyama (Meijimura Minister of Education Official Residence & Inuyama Jokamachi) and Ise (Tsukiyominomiya & Okage Yokocho).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya online tour planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama
Highlights from your plan
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho
Inuyama Jokamachi ©
Inuyama Jokamachi

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koya-cho: Tamaki Shrine (in Totsukawa-mura) and Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara).

Start your trip to Koya-cho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Nagoya to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. January in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail, Kashihara Jingu, Tamaki Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kashihara Jingu ©
Kashihara Jingu
Tamaki Shrine ©
Tamaki Shrine
十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail ©
十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Koya-cho in January, with highs in Nagoya at 7°C and lows at 1°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toKamakura.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

3
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kamakura: Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Odawara Castle (in Odawara). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, don't miss a visit to Kamakura Komachidori, look for gifts at Samuraikibun Kamakura, and head off the coast to Enoshima Island.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamakura trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Nagoya to Kamakura by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Kamakura sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Enoshima Island, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Kinomiya Shrine, Odawara Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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