18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Aso
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo DisneySea will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

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Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Toronto to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Tokyo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aso.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs and then take a memorable drive along Kusasenri.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aso route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Aso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Aso are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Aso

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shirakawa Springs
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Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Cuddly Dominion ©
Cuddly Dominion
Kusasenri ©
Kusasenri

3
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Change things up with a short trip to Chiringashima in Ibusuki (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, and appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Aso to Kagoshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiringashima
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

5
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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, & more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, take in the views from Oe Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

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You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Kagoshima to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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