21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Fuji
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Nara
— Few hours
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Enoshima Island, Akihabara, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and other attractions you added.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
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Neighborhood
Akihabara
3.9

2
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Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine as well as Chureito Pagoda. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and then make a trip to Chureito Pagoda.

Before you visit Fuji, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fuji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Landmark
Chureito Pagoda
4.6

4
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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 added Bamboo Forest Street, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Gion, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Take a train from Fuji to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Toji
4.5
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Must see
Kinkaku-ji
4.4

3
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuchu Teien Observatory, Isshinji Temple, Keitaku-en Garden, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Shinsekai, stop by Minami (Namba), then admire the natural beauty at Keitaku-en Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Isshinji Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Nara on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

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Waterfall
Waterfall of Mino
4.3
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

few
hours
Nara

Nara

Ancient City

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.
For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nara are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

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1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka online itinerary planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Osaka when traveling from Nara in October, with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Koya-cho on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Osaka

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1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
You've added Koyasan Daimon, Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongosanmaiin, see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koya-cho trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Museums
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Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6
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Religious Site
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Koyasan Reihokan Museum
4.3

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

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1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shoshazan Engyoji, Koko-en and Himeji Castle. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en and then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Himeji tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
4.8
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Garden
Koko-en
4.4

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple, teamLab☆Planets and Odaiba District.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation planning tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Must see
teamLab☆Planets
4.5
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2
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Observation Deck
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple
4.2

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