17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  18​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dammam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Omotesando and then make a trip to Tokyo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): wander the streets of Ginza, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo online travel route planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dammam in September: highs in Tokyo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ginza ©
Ginza
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) ©
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle. On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Maiko Antiques Kyotofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online trip itinerary builder .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Gion
Gion
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

2
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.
For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey planning app .

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Head to Takeshita Street and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Explore Tokyo further: wander the streets of Akihabara, don't miss a visit to Hachiko, walk around Ueno Park, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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