19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Kagoshima
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Fuji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brasilia

1
night
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.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning app .

Brasilia, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 12 hours. When traveling from Brasilia in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Explore hidden gems such as Sengan-en Garden and Fushime Coast. Explore Kagoshima's surroundings by going to Kamikawaotaki Falls (in Kinko-cho) and JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station (in Ibusuki). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, and don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan.

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

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Kamikawaotaki Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore and take pictures at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

JMSDF Kure Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima ©

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Genkoan and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning app .

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Walking tours

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

Make your Nara itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In October, daytime highs in Nara are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hatago Pond, head outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, and then take some stellar pictures from Obuchi Sasaba. On the next day, walk around Iwamotoyama Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, and then walk around Hiromi Park.

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Getting from Nara to Fuji by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hiromi Park ©
Hiromi Park
Hatago Pond ©
Hatago Pond
Obuchi Sasaba ©
Obuchi Sasaba

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samurai Armor Photo Studio and Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamogawa Sea World (in Kamogawa), Kinchakuda Manjushage Park (in Hidaka) and Mt. Takao (in Hachioji). See even more of Tokyo: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Ueno, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kamogawa Sea World, Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu), Kinchakuda Manjushage Park, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Mt. Takao
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Food Tours

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