20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
2
Mitaka
— Few hours
3
Kyoto
— 11 nights
4
Kawaguchi
— 3 nights

9
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.
You've now added Lake Kawaguchi to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Hase-dera Temple and Zojo-ji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi), Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stop by Ueno District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo planner.

Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Mitaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Kumotori, Hase-dera Temple, Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
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Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

few
hours
Mitaka

Mitaka
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mitaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Mitaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mitaka, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Mitaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

11
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Gion. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Omimaiko Beach (in Otsu), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Nara (Nara Park & Kasuga Grand Shrine). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning website.

Take a train from Mitaka to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Mitaka in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Kawaguchi on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Omimaiko Beach, Hikone Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kawaguchi trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Kawaguchi. In May, daily temperatures in Kawaguchi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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