18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Takayama
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Daiou-ji Temple, Higashiyama Walking Course, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soyuji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, stop by Sanmachi Suji, thenget to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and finally learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Takayama day trip planning website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect nights in Takayama to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Daiou-ji Temple ©
Daiou-ji Temple
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tea Ceremony Ju-An, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip app.

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Takayama in February: highs in Kyoto hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour planning tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and get a taste of the local shopping with Monokoto Store.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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