23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Asuncion
Fly:  35​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  15​min
3
Kita
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Asuncion

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Lake Kawaguchi and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and make a trip to Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planner.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Tokyo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time to Japan Standard Time is 13 hours. Traveling from Asuncion in October, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Lake Kawaguchi
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. Venture out of the city with trips to Tokugawa Art Museum (in Nagoya), Seta Golf Course North Course (in Otsu) and Borderless Art Museum No-ma (in Omihachiman). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip app .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Otsu, Borderless Art Museum No-ma, Tokugawa Art Museum
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Osaka Castle and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Appreciate the collections at Alphonse Mucha Museum and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kita: Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dotonbori, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kita trip maker app .

Kita is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Kita can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kita

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Osaka, Koya-cho, Alphonse Mucha Museum, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Itsukushima Shrine (in Hatsukaichi), Saijo (in Higashihiroshima) and Yamato Museum (in Kure). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and see the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Kita to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art, Yamato Museum, Thermal Spas, Saijo
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 20th (Tue), admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and finally take a stroll through Akihabara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Ginza ©
Ginza

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