20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Nara
— Few hours
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Osaka
— 7 nights
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Kobe
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— Few hours

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya journey planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

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.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nara trip planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
4.7

7
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Gio-ji Temple, Bamboo Forest Street, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Mt. Koya, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and try out the rides at SpaWorld.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nara in October since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kobe holiday builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji route builder website.

You can drive from Kobe to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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Garden
Koko-en
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Landmark
Otemae Street
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