19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Tokyo
— 6 nights
End: Tokyo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Fujiasama Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and finally take a stroll through Yanaka.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, then look for gifts at Yawataya Isogoro Honten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagano attractions app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, things will get slightly colder in Nagano: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nagano

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kaminaridaki Falls, Shigakogen Plateau
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Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Saiho-ji Temple ©
Saiho-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then wander the streets of Sakae, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Nagano to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Nagano in September, with lows around 24°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tajimi
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Sakae
Sakae

2
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 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Gion. On the next day, look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinnyodo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), and finally take a stroll through Pontocho.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): shop like a local with Dotonbori. On the next day, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, browse the exhibits of Mint Museum, then stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Sankeien Gardens and then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), contemplate the long history of Kencho-ji Temple, shop like a local with Minato Mirai 21, then see the interesting displays at Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Yokohama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Yokohama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) and Nezu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Head to teamLab Borderless and Ikspiarifor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Kombukuro Pond Natural History Park (in Kashiwa), Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum (in Kawasaki) and Omiya (The Railway Museum & Hikawa Shrine). See even more of Tokyo: wander the streets of Odaiba, get to know the fascinating history of Hozomon, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, and have fun and explore at KidZania Tokyo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online route planner .

Drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saitama, Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu), Katori Jingu Shrine, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Naritasan Omote Sando
Highlights from your plan
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)

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