19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Shiroishi
— 1 day
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
5
Tsuruga
— 2 nights
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
7
Nara
— 1 night
8
Kyoto
— 1 night
9
Hiroshima
— 1 night
10
Kobe
— 1 night
11
Takayama
— 2 nights
12
Yokohama
— 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, get in on the family fun at Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo, then pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, and finally don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo ©
Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo

1
day
Shiroishi

Shiroishi ©
Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyagi Zao Fox Village. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Zao Dairy Farm, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Miyagi Zao Fox Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katayamake Gobyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manzo Inari Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manzo Inari, and finally walk around Zaimokuiwa Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shiroishi sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Shiroishi takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Shiroishi to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zao Dairy Farm
Highlights from your plan
Manzo Inari Shrine ©
Manzo Inari Shrine
Zao Dairy Farm ©
Zao Dairy Farm
Miyagi Zao Fox Village ©
Miyagi Zao Fox Village

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Akihabara, Ginza and Tokyo Tower. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Akihabara, wander the streets of Ginza, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and finally shop like a local with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko).

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Traveling by car from Shiroishi to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Traveling from Shiroishi in December, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 14°C and 4°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Okushiga Kogen Ski Area, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Toyama Castle. Take a break from Yamanouchi-machi with a short trip to Kanazawa Castle in Kanazawa, about 3h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi online tour builder.

Drive from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Yamanouchi-machi to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tsuruga.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Toyama Castle, Kanazawa Castle
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area ©
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area
Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop ©
Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop

2
nights
Tsuruga

Tsuruga ©
Tsuruga is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. You've now added Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum to your itinerary.

Plan trip to Tsuruga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Tsuruga in 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Tsuruga

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Fukui Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Fukui Castle Ruins ©
Fukui Castle Ruins

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dotombori District, Osaka Castle Park and Osaka Castle. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, stroll around Osaka Castle Park, and then visit Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tsuruga to Osaka takes 2.5 hours. December in Osaka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Byodoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nara trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nara are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Byodoin
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arashiyama, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Kinkaku-ji. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then go for a walk through Arashiyama, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets as well as Kobe Muslim Mosque. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobe Muslim Mosque, and then revel in the low prices at Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kobe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets ©
Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Muslim Mosque ©
Kobe Muslim Mosque

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, then don't miss a visit to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), and finally examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Takayama journey builder.

Getting from Kobe to Takayama by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Takayama is slightly colder than Kobe - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yokohama.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gotemba Premium Outlets as well as Yokohama Chinatown. On the 30th (Mon), take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, get a taste of the local shopping with Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and then don't miss a visit to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yokohama trip planning tool.

Drive from Takayama to Yokohama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or fly. When traveling from Takayama in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yokohama: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse ©
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

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