20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Minakami-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Mt. Takao will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hase-dera Temple and Enoshima Island. Change things up with a short trip to Kamakura Hiking Trails in Kamakura (about 58 minutes away). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and explore the activities along Sumida River.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mt. Takao, Enoshima Island
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Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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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 inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Takashima to see Makino Sunny Beach about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mt. Kurama, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Makino Sunny Beach
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Koyasan Okunoin and Dotombori District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Matogata Beach and Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Arima Onsen (in Kobe), Tannowa Beach (in Misaki-cho) and Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kobe, Koya-cho, Matogata Beach, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, Tannowa Beach
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then head off the coast to Miyajima. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay Side Beach Saka.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Bay Side Beach Saka
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple
Ishibe Alley ©
Ishibe Alley
Philosopher's Walk ©
Philosopher's Walk

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Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi ©
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Naramata Dam Disaster Protection Museum, examine the collection at Tenichi Art Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Nagurumi Castle Ruins. Keep things going the next day: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then appreciate the views at Teriha Valley, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fukiwarenotaki Falls.

Plan trip to Minakami-machi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Kyoto to Minakami-machi with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Tenichi Art Museum ©
Tenichi Art Museum
Onsen Resorts

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then kick back and relax at Zushi Beach, and then take a stroll through Ueno District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Southern Beach Chigasaki and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Minakami-machi to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Southern Beach Chigasaki, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Mt. Takao, Zushi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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