19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 1 day
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h
6
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Kōtoku-in. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kaichi School Museum, wander the streets of Nakamachi Street, then take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, then go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto day trip website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, you will find days in Matsumoto are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School
Yohashira Shrine ©
Yohashira Shrine

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Nijo-jo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Kiyomizu-dera and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari Taisha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Gion, and take in the views from Togetsukyo Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Matsumoto in September: highs in Kyoto hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Otemae Street, admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Himeji CityMuseum of Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Himeji journey planning app .

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Himeji CityMuseum of Art ©
Himeji CityMuseum of Art
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Miyajima and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Kokusaidori, then make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Makishi Public Market, admire the natural beauty at Fukushu-en Garden, then steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hiroshima to Naha in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hiroshima in October, with highs in Naha at 32°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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