17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, see Asakusa Samurai Ai Armor Experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thenget curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and then take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Fuji and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. You'll explore and learn at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg.. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Goryuno Falls (in Susono), Matsumoto (Nawate Shopping District, Matsumotojo Park, &more) and Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & Daihakone Country Club). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall, tee off at Fuji Classic, and explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Hakone-machi, Goryuno Falls, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Jishu Shrine in Otsu, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Gion, and explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osaka travel route tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mitaki Temple, Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get some historical perspective at Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Castle. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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