21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Tajimi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Nara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Tajimi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Nagoya

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes teamLab☆Planets, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Asakusa Shrine and Hakone Museum of Art. Let the collections at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Nezu Museum capture your imagination. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Mt. Mitake in Ome, approximately Ome away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and contemplate the long history of Hozomon.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tokyo. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tajimi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone Museum of Art, Mt. Mitake, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

4
nights
Tajimi

Tajimi ©
Tajimi is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inuyama Castle and Tajimi Monasteries. Popular historic sites such as Henjoin Temple and Iwamura Historical Town are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gifuken Gendaitogei Museum, examine the collection at Ikeda Machiya Local Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Ayabe Utsuwatei.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tajimi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Tajimi in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tajimi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Inuyama Castle, Iwamura Historical Town, Henjoin Temple
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Mosaic Tile Museum Tajimi ©
Mosaic Tile Museum Tajimi
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle
Henjoin Temple ©
Henjoin Temple

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.
You've added Gion, Yasaka Shrine, Konchi-in, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tajimi to Kyoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tajimi in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kongobu-ji Temple and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Arima Onsen (in Kobe) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Arima Onsen, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Himeji Castle
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nigatsu-do Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Toshodai-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. There's lots more to do: walk around Nara Park, get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nara travel planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September in Nara, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tajimi.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Horyu-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple, Joruri Temple
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

2
nights
Tajimi

Tajimi ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum, examine the collection at Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kokeizan Eihoji Temple, and finally visit Hommachi Oribe Street.

Plan trip to Tajimi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Nara to Tajimi in 3 hours. Traveling from Nara in September, expect nights in Tajimi to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tajimi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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The Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall ©
The Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall
Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi ©
Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi
Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum ©
Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum

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