43 days in Japan Itinerary

43 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation maker

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Tokyo
— 18 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Osaka
— 11 nights
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Hokuei-cho
— 4 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 18 nights
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 Fuji-Q Highland, Mount Fuji, Chureito Pagoda, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stroll around Ueno Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 7 nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Station Building, Kyoto Botanical Garden, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, visit Arashiyama, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Osaka

— 11 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Castle Park, Universal Studios Japan, Ebisu Bridge, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more) and Kobe (Kobe Harborland & Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), take a memorable drive along Royu Driveway, and make a trip to Tempozan Harbor Village.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Hokuei-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Hokuei-cho

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hokuei-cho: Kotoura-cho (Daisen Fall & Daisen Fall Suspension Bridge), Mt. Karasugasen (in Kofu-cho) and Hara Hirone Road (in Inagawa-cho).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hokuei-cho trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Osaka to Hokuei-cho in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in July: highs in Hokuei-cho hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hokuei-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Madame Tussauds Tokyo has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hokuei-cho to Tokyo with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.