19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Shimoda
— 5 nights
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights

6
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.
Visiting Kamakura Hiking Trails and Ubara Beach will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Morito Beach and Kyu Iwasakitei Teien. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Oyama Rice Terraces (in Kamogawa), Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (in Kawagoe) and Kakuonji Temple (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, steep yourself in history at Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, look for all kinds of wild species at Koajiro Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Morito Beach, Ibaraki Nature Museum, Ubara Beach, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori
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Kamakura Hiking Trails ©
Kamakura Hiking Trails
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

5
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Kujupama Beach and Hino Broccolini Garden. Take a break from the city and head to Toi Beach and Okuiro Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimoda: Nishiizu-cho (Tagosehama Beach & Otago Beach), Izu (Yomotokan & Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba) and Ita Beach (in Numazu). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nabetahama Beach, stroll through Tsumekizaki Tawara Iso Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Suzaki Ebisu Island, and look for gifts at Ogiso Shoten Honten.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimoda trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Shimoda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Shimoda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Nishiizu-cho, Minamiizu-cho, Ita Beach
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Ita Beach
Ita Beach
Gyokusenji Temple ©
Gyokusenji Temple
Chorakuji ©
Chorakuji

6
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.
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Gio-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) and Unryuin. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Joruri Temple (in Kizugawa), Ishiyamadera Temple (in Otsu) and Hachiman-bori (in Omihachiman). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hosenin, stroll the grounds of Ishibutai Tomb, don't miss a visit to Daibutsuden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Shimoda to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Shimoda in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Otsu, Ishibutai Tomb, Saimyo-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple
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Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) ©
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Gio-ji Temple ©
Gio-ji Temple
Ishibe Alley ©
Ishibe Alley

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