23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  26​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Barcelona

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

4
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning website .

Drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

1
night
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.
Drink Osaka has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Drink Osaka.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

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

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

9
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Arashio Beya, Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 22:
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

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