19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Atami
— 2 nights
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba District and Kōtoku-in. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Atami.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kamakura, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

2
nights
Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), thenexplore the stunning scenery at Keigashima Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goryuno Falls. On the next day, get outside with Nishiizu Skyline, admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, thentee off at Izu Heights Golf Club, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Omuro.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Atami day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Atami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Atami hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Atami

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Izu, Hakone-machi, Susono, Mount Omuro
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Teiso-in Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, explore the activities along Yamazaki River, thensteep yourself in history at Nagoya Higashiyamaso, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Shimin Shiki no Mori, thenexplore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Atami to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Atami, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Inuyama Castle, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, Shimin Shiki no Mori
Highlights from your plan
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganzandaishi-do, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Ganzandaishi-do
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Castle. Popular historic sites such as Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Misen Wild Woods, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, stop by Monokoto Store, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima holiday planning tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Miyajima
Miyajima

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, go for a walk through Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, thenstep into the grandiose world of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip maker site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Onojo - Chikuzenkoku, Tenkai Inari Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Tenkai Inari Shrine ©
Tenkai Inari Shrine

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