19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Nagano
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Portland

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pola Museum of Art and Oyama Rice Terraces. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Mitsumine Shrine. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) in Kamakura, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to KidZania Tokyo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and browse the different shops at Diver City Tokyo Plaza.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip site .

Portland, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Oyama Rice Terraces, Pola Museum of Art, Mitsumine Shrine
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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

4
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kids will enjoy Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum and Gunma Natural Museum. Get some cultural insight at Togakushi Shrine Okusha and Togakushi Jinja Hokosha. Get out of town with these interesting Nagano side-trips: Nunobiki Kannon (in Komoro), Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi) and Kaminaridaki Falls (in Takayama-mura). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, examine the collection at Mizuno Museum, don't miss a visit to Sanada House, and admire the masterpieces at Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Nagano sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Matsumoto Castle, Kaminaridaki Falls, Gunma Natural Museum, Ganshoin Temple, Nunobiki Kannon
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Kurama and Mt. Wakakusa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Miho Museum and Kyoto Yamahon. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Mimurotoji Temple (in Uji), CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda) and Toshodai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Nagano to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Mimurotoji Temple, Hikone Castle, Miho Museum, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanda Myojin, stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren, then explore the world behind art at teamLab Planets TOKYO, and finally take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
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Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan ©

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