19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 5 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.
Let the collections at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Pola Museum of Art capture your imagination. The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Senso-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Cape Hachiman (in Isumi), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, get outside with Ubara Beach, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Cape Hachiman, Ubara Beach, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Byodoin and Nanzen-ji Temple. Visiting Kamogawa River and Fuuka-Kimono will get you outdoors. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Biwako Valley in Otsu--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Otsu, Byodoin
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koyasan Okunoin and Toshodai-ji Temple. Visiting Nara Park and Mt. Koya will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more), Arima Onsen (in Kobe) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Kongobu-ji Temple). The adventure continues: visit Dotombori District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and see the interesting displays at Jikko Cutlery Sakai.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Arima Onsen, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Jikko Cutlery Sakai
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Daishoin Temple and Miyajima. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Yamato Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Masuda (Mochiishi Seacoast, Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine, &more), Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Okunoshima Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, catch a live event at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mashikeitsukushima Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima driving holiday planning tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Masuda, Kure, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine, Kashima Kaisuiyokujo
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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