18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yokohama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Kamakura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
9
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
10
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
11
Himeji
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Omura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Budapest

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally take a stroll through Asakusa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Budapest, Hungary to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Budapest to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, then steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
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Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

1
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Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, and then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown.

Plan a trip to Yokohama easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Nikko to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Yokohama Nature Sanctuary ©
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

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Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruyamainari Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kamakura visit planner.

Kamakura is just a stone's throw from Yokohama. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yokohama in June: highs in Kamakura hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saifuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, appreciate the history behind Kogai Shigen Kenkyujo Monument, then take a stroll around Kawaguchi Lilia, then admire the landmark architecture of Kawaguchi Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kawaguchi day trip planner.

Drive from Kamakura to Kawaguchi in 2 hours. Traveling from Kamakura in June, you will find days in Kawaguchi are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia ©
Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

1
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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 21st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Pola Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip app .

Drive from Kawaguchi to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kawaguchi in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then shop like a local with Dotonbori.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip planning app .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Osaka by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally stop by Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nara online trip maker .

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally wander the streets of Gion. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kyoto, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, then wander the streets of Chinatown (Nankinmachi), then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Suma Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kobe online tour itinerary planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Kobe are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Ikuta Shrine ©
Ikuta Shrine

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Sat), browse the different shops at Piole Himeji and then take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji day trip tool .

Himeji is just a short distance from Kobe. In June, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Omura.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Piole Himeji ©
Piole Himeji

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Omura

Omura ©
Ōmura is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 95,146 and a population density of 750 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): walk around Omura Park, contemplate the long history of Kushimajo Castle Site, enjoy breathtaking views from Nagasaki Airport Observation Deck, then contemplate the waterfront views at Omura Bay, and finally steep yourself in history at Former Kusumoto Masataka Mansion.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Omura holiday planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Himeji to Omura. In June, daily temperatures in Omura can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Omura

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Omura Bay ©
Omura Bay
Omura Park ©
Omura Park
Nagasaki Airport Observation Deck ©
Nagasaki Airport Observation Deck

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka holiday maker app .

Getting from Omura to Fukuoka by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): wander the streets of Odaiba and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, then take a stroll through Ginza, and finally wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Ginza ©
Ginza

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