19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Sendai
— 3 nights
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 6 nights

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meiji Jingu Gaien and Rainbow Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Park, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more) and Urayasu Comprehensive Park (in Urayasu). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), and examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Gaien ©
Meiji Jingu Gaien
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Hama Rikyu Gardens ©
Hama Rikyu Gardens

3
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naruko Valley and Entsu-in Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Sendai: Osaki (Nakayamadaira Onsen, Onsen Resorts, &more), O-torii (in Zao-machi) and Yamagata (Bunshokan, Risshaku-ji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiogama Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, and don't miss a visit to Fukuurajima.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sendai travel route planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sendai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sendai, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Naruko Valley ©
Naruko Valley
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Okurayama Lookout and Mt. Moiwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: JR Otaru Station (in Otaru) and Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Fugoppe Cave). There's lots more to do: stroll around Nakajima Park, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, contemplate the waterfront views at Moerenuma Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

You can fly from Sendai to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sendai in November, expect Sapporo to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Nakajima Park
Nakajima Park
Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38 ©
Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mitaki Temple and Momijidani Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Sapporo, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tofuku-ji Temple and Koyasan Okunoin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Kongobu-ji Temple), Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Ise Shrine Geku, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto journey maker site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple

Similar plans

22 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM ITALY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Hiroshima, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Tokyo & Hiroshima BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans