19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Yokohama
— 2 nights
3
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
4
Nara
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Tokyo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doha in January, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, meet the residents at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, and then steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, and then make a trip to Sankeien Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise ©
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

2
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): visit Kanrosui, head outdoors with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and then fly down the slopes at Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort and then fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Niseko-cho online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Yokohama to Niseko-cho with the Route module. In January, Niseko-cho is a bit cooler than Yokohama - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Nara.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort ©
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort

3
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mt.Takami and Kurozuka Kofun. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Kiishosoji Temple (in Gose), Byodoin (in Uji) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nara route planner.

Explore your travel options from Niseko-cho to Nara with the Route module. Traveling from Niseko-cho in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Nara: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiishosoji Temple, Byodoin, Kusuri no Yakata, Chubu Park, Mt.Takami
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en), Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin) and Ryoanji Temple (in Kyoto). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Ninja-Do, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Koya-cho, Ryoanji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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