21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Meguro River, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, Purikura no Mecca, and other attractions. On the 14th (Fri), browse the range of quality goods at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks
Highlights from your plan
TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER ©
TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER
Hachiko ©
Hachiko
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store ©
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

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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 day by day itinerary now includes Biwako Terrace, Namba Parks, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and other attractions you added. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Otsu
Highlights from your plan
Gion Shirakawa ©
Gion Shirakawa
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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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.
You've now added Mt. Misen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, and finally take in the views from Motoyasu Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima visit planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Misen
Highlights from your plan
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Meguro River, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more). See some other sides of Tokyo: step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ashikaga Flower Park
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 26th (Wed), engage your brain at Chofu Aerospace Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Motohakone-ko, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chofu Aerospace Center
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kegon Falls, Nikko Tosho-gu and Shinkyo Bridge. Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and walk around Yoyogi Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nikko
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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