18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 day
4
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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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 Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, Ryugu Park, Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tokyo is 8 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Shimoda, Kawazu-cho
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Teramachi District, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Shirakawago, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oyama Shrine and Nomura Family Samurai House. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Kanazawa are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawago, Hida Furukawa Old Town, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House

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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've added Ota Shrine, Kamigamo Shrine, Kifune Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), get great views at Mt. Kurama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurama-dera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kifune Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ota Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kamigamo Shrine ©
Kamigamo Shrine
Kifune Shrine ©
Kifune Shrine
Kurama-dera ©
Kurama-dera

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
You've now added Koyasan Reihokan Museum to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, contemplate the long history of Rokkaku Kyozo, admire the striking features of Koyasan Kondomae, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokiin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koya-cho itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kamikura Shrine, Yunomine Onsen, Nachi Mitaki Falls, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seigantoji Temple and Kumano Hayatama Taisha. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha.

Planning Nachikatsura-cho trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Tanabe, Shingu
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ini Rice Terraces, Sandan-kyo, Shukkei-en Garden, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Mitaki Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Visit Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Castle for their historical value. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Nachikatsura-cho to Hiroshima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Hiroshima. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Akiota-cho
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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