19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  17​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Koya-cho
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + train:  3​h 15​min
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Naoshima-cho
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + train:  4​h
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Ljubljana

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo Tower, Hama Rikyu Gardens, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
You've now added Bamboo Forest Street to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip builder .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
On the 28th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Koyasan Station.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature Parks
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Station ©
Koyasan Station

2
nights
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Himeji takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

1
day
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Akakabocha.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naoshima-cho trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Himeji to Naoshima-cho takes 3.5 hours. May in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima Bath ©
Naoshima Bath

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea) and Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) (in Kamakura). Enjoy Tokyo some more: stroll through Ueno Park and wander the streets of Asakusa.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo holiday website .

You can fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kōtoku-in, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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