17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  14​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
train:  5​h 15​min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), & more). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yoyogi Park, take a stroll through Asakusa, and make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool .

Helsinki, Finland to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Helsinki, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Dotonbori). There's much more to do: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Arashiyama, and take a stroll through Gion.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route maker app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, look for gifts at Yamatoya Ebisucho Honten, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Momijidani Park, Mount Misen, Itsukushima Shrine, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Misen, and then stroll through Momijidani Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi journey website .

Hatsukaichi is just a stone's throw from Hiroshima. In November, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Urayasu to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. See even more of Tokyo: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Ginza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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