20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Sendai
— 2 nights
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
6
Kurashiki
— 3 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Fire Museum and Samurai Museum. Visit Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Kencho-ji Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple & Naritasan Omote Sando) and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

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Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Narita
Highlights from your plan
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

2
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Sendai City Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shiogama Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Godaido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, thenmake a trip to Fukuurajima, and finally steep yourself in history at Taga Castle Ruins.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sendai online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Sendai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Taga Castle Ruins, Shiogama Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Sendai City Museum ©
Sendai City Museum
Taga Castle Ruins ©
Taga Castle Ruins

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You'll explore and learn at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Pola Museum of Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Kuon-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan (in Minobu-cho) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Funatsu Tainai Jugata Lava Tree Mold and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Sendai to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. July in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Minobu-cho, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Mitsumine Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kuon-ji Temple ©
Kuon-ji Temple
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

3
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.
Mt. Kurama and Nishi Honganji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sanzen-in Temple and Toji. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asazawasha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World, thencontemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenmake a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Kawasaki Good Times World, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Horyu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Hōzen-ji Temple ©
Hōzen-ji Temple

3
nights
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Visit Zentsu-ji Temple and Marugame Castle for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bitchu Matsuyama Castle and Kibitsu Shrine. Explore Kurashiki's surroundings by going to Tomo no Ura (in Fukuyama), Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum & Benesse House Museum) and Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Washu and admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Kurashiki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Tomo no Ura, Kotohira-gu, Zentsu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle ©
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Mt. Washu ©
Mt. Washu

3
nights
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 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Takinokoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myojo-in, thensee the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kurashiki to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Mazda Museum
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Mazda Museum ©
Mazda Museum

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