17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  18​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brussels

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 7th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stroll around Ueno Park, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

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Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In April, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, visit Gion, and admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kasuga Grand Shrine (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and stop by Dotonbori.

Before you visit Osaka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kasuga Grand Shrine, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, then wander the streets of Akihabara, and then admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station. On your second day here, take a stroll through Asakusa, then wander the streets of Ginza, and then take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip website .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
National Museum of Nature and Science ©

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