19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  12​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Toyota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
7
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

2
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 Robot Restaurant, Shibuya Crossing, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): expand your horizons at JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop and then catch a live event at Ryogoku Kokugikan. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and finally enjoy the dining and entertainment at Robot Restaurant.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Classes Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Robot Restaurant ©
Robot Restaurant
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu 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 Pola Museum of Art, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi day trip tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fukagawa Fudodo, Tokyo Dome City, Archi-Depot Museum, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sengaku-ji Temple and teamLab Borderless. Enjoy Tokyo some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning tool .

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Archi-Depot Museum ©
Archi-Depot Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Chinatown, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, and other attractions. On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and then take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Shinyokohama Ramen Museum and then make a trip to Yokohama Chinatown.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yokohama vacation site .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Yokohama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

1
night
Toyota

Toyota ©
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
You've now added Toyota Kaikan Museum to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), walk around Kuragaike Park and then examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Toyota trip planner .

Getting from Yokohama to Toyota by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Toyota, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyota

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kuragaike Park ©
Kuragaike Park

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 list of things to see and do now includes Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Higashi Hongan-ji Fushimi Betsuin Temple. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online journey planner .

Drive from Toyota to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
You've added Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Shinsekai, Shitennoji, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online travel route planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hōzen-ji Temple ©
Hōzen-ji Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shitennoji ©
Shitennoji

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