23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 5 nights
2
Takehara
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Takayama
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nara Park as well as Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Osaka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Osaka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Takehara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara Park, Mt. Koya
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Takehara

Takehara ©
Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saihoji Fumeikaku Temple and then step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Takehara trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Takehara in 4 hours. Traveling from Osaka in October, you will find days in Takehara are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takehara

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Saihoji Fumeikaku Temple ©
Saihoji Fumeikaku Temple

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takehara to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Suzuka Circuit (in Suzuka). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Suzuka Circuit
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then stop by Sanmachi Suji, then steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Residence of Miyaji, explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Takayama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Takayama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

6
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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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