19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Sendai
— 2 nights
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
6
Okayama
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Samurai Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get some cultural insight at Hase-dera Temple and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Kencho-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, examine the collection at Fire Museum, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Sendai City Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiogama Shrine, and finally make a trip to Godaido. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Fukuurajima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji, and finally contemplate the long history of Taga Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sendai journey app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Sendai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Sendai are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Shiogama Shrine, Taga Castle Ruins
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Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Zuiganji ©
Zuiganji

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Pola Museum of Art and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mitsumine Shrine and Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine. Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Minobu-cho (Kuon-ji Temple & Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and explore the striking landscape at Funatsu Tainai Jugata Lava Tree Mold.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Sendai to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Minobu-cho, Mitsumine Shrine, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nijo Castle and Kennin-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Tenryuji Temple and Mimurotoji Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Byodoin in Uji--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Daizen-ji Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uji, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hase-dera Temple and Nigatsu-do Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koyasan Okunoin and Toshodai-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kinpusenji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Hase-dera Temple, Horyu-ji Temple, Kinpusenji Temple
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple

1
night
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bizen no Kuni Sojagu, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsuhiko Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Oharake House Katalyzer.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Okayama day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oharake House Katalyzer
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Kibitsu Shrine ©
Kibitsu Shrine
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Kibitsuhiko Shrine ©
Kibitsuhiko Shrine

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, thenexamine the collection at Mazda Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Miyama Shrine, thenexamine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Mazda Museum
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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