19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Takayama
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Copenhagen

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 list of things to see and do now includes Yushukan, Yoyogi Park, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Omoide Yokocho ©
Omoide Yokocho
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Takayama

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 The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Soyuji Temple and Norikura Summit Tatamidaira.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Takayama trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Soyuji Temple ©
Soyuji Temple

5
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 Daigo-ji Temple Goju Tower, Byodoin, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto planner .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre, Saiko Lake and Chureito Pagoda.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder site .

Getting from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chureito Pagoda
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Saiko Lake ©
Saiko Lake
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre ©

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kokonoe Beya Sumo Stable.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 12th (Sat), you're off tohome.
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Kokonoe Beya Sumo Stable ©
Kokonoe Beya Sumo Stable

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