19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Onomichi
— 2 nights
4
Koya-cho
— 4 nights
5
Takayama
— 3 nights
6
Minamiashigara
— 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.
Nezu Museum and Memorial Warships Mikasa will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ueno District and Yanaka District. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Yokohama Negishi Forest Park & Sankeien Gardens), Yokosuka Museum of Art (in Yokosuka) and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck, take a stroll through Kichijoji, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokosuka, Yokohama, Kichijoji, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurama, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, and finally take a stroll through Gion. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, thentake a stroll through Pontocho District, and finally explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Onomichi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

2
nights
Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ushitora Shrine and then stroll around Senkoji & Senkoji Park. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takami, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shirataki, take in the views from Innoshima Bridge, thenget engrossed in the history at Onomichi Chamber of Commerce Memorial Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jyodo Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saikokuji Temple.

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

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Onomichi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, you will find days in Onomichi are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Onomichi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art ©
Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park
Onomichi Chamber of Commerce Memorial Museum ©

4
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
You've now added Koyasan Station to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Koyasan Okunoin and Rokkaku Kyozo. Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum, Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture and Kamihan Toyota Kinenkan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kashihara (Imai Skyline Exchange Center Hanairaka & Imanishike Residence), Mt. Kongo (in Chihayaakasaka-mura) and Yamanobe Street (in Tenri).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho travel route app.

Drive from Onomichi to Koya-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kashihara, Asuka-mura, Mt. Kongo, Katsuragi Highlands, Yamanobe Street
Highlights from your plan
Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple
Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata ©

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Appreciate the collections at Takayama Showa Museum and Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine and Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Matsumoto (Hodaka Shrine Okumiya, Tokusawa, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Takayama Museum of History and Art, see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and Head underground at Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Takayama sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minamiashigara.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matsumoto
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

2
nights
Minamiashigara

Minamiashigara ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Inoue Sake Brewery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Soga, thentake in the awesome beauty at Yaguradake, thenadmire the sheer force of Sunset Falls, and finally steep yourself in history at Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Minamiashigara trip tool.

You can drive from Takayama to Minamiashigara in 5 hours. Traveling from Takayama in May, you will find days in Minamiashigara are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Minamiashigara

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mt. Soga, Samuta Shrine, Inoue Sake Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson) ©
Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)
Yaguradake ©
Yaguradake
Samuta Shrine ©
Samuta Shrine

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