17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally head outdoors with Shakushi Toge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then laugh and play at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Spas Baths

Side Trip

Shakushi Toge
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

4
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, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple, examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, and take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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