25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Komae
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, parks, shopping, museums, and religious sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Goryōkaku, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate (Hakodate-yama). On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, take a stroll through Motomachi, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate the long history of 函館 観光スポット 旧函館区公会堂 Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then don't miss a visit to Cha Cha Nobori Daisan-saka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Sei John Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hakodate itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hakodate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect Hakodate to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately 1:15 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, take in the views from Spectacles Bridge (Meganebashi), head off the coast to Hashima Island, and don't miss a visit to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki tour planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Nagasaki in 5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in September; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, religious sites, sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and get advice or help at Fushimi Inari Taisha.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagasaki to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Osaka is known for sightseeing, historic sites, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotonbori, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and take some stellar pictures from Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip generator.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Komae.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Komae

Komae ©
Komae is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. On the 9th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Inokashira Park, then wander the streets of Kichijoji, and then explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao and then get in on the family fun at Yomiuri Land.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Komae trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Osaka to Komae. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Komae

Parks Theme Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Fuchu, Musashino, Mt. Takao, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yomiuri Land
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Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo Horse Racetrack ©
Tokyo Horse Racetrack

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