20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akihabara, Tsukishima Monja Shinkoukai and Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gotokuji Temple and Kencho-ji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Samurai Armor Photo Studio and Zenshoan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), don't miss a visit to University of Tokyo, steep yourself in history at 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and stop by Ueno District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Montreal in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Gotokuji Temple ©
Gotokuji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mimurotoji Temple and Hosenin. Step off the beaten path and head to Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Myoshinji Temple. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Kurama.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto route builder.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mimurotoji Temple
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Mimurotoji Temple ©
Mimurotoji Temple
Ishibe Alley ©
Ishibe Alley
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hase-dera Temple and Hozenji Yokocho. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koyasan Daishi Kyokai and Kemasakuranomiya Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Koyasan Danjo Garan), Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Otoshi Shrine.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Hase-dera Temple, Horyu-ji Temple
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai ©
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori and Jindai-ji Temple. Visit Kokyo Gaien National Garden and Katori Jingu Shrine for their historical value. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita), Yokohama (Kishamichi Promenade, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, &more) and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (in Kawagoe). See even more of Tokyo: admire the natural beauty at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum.

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

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Yokohama, Katori, Naritasan Omote Sando, Jindai-ji Temple, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
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Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Jindai-ji Temple ©
Jindai-ji Temple
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

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