25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  26​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Takayama
— 1 night
6
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Bogota

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Yanaka and then take a stroll through Kagurazaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Shibuya Center-gai, browse the different shops at Diver City Tokyo Plaza, buy something for everyone on your list at Shin-Marunouchi Building, then explore the wide array of goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store, and finally wander the streets of Kabukicho.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Tokyo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Tokyo is 14 hours. In July, Tokyo is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka
Kabukicho ©
Kabukicho

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo and Kyoto Station Building. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wakasa Wada Beach and Kurokabe Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Miyazu (Kanabiki Waterfall & Amanohashidate View Land). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, hike along Matsumoto Mountai Pass, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Miyazu, Kurokabe Square, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Matsumoto Mountai Pass
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Appreciate the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and JMSDF Kure Museum. Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Katsuragahama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Mikasahama Beach, & more).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima route maker app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Bay Side Beach Saka
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, examine the collection at Cup Noodle Mueseum, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and finally examine the collection at Japan Mint. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kids Plaza Osaka, then get engrossed in the history at Osaka Museum of History, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka vacation builder tool .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka

1
night
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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kusakabe Folk Museum, admire the striking features of Yoshijima Heritage House, get engrossed in the history at Takayama Showa Museum, then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, then sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, and finally look for gifts at Hida Bussankan.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Takayama trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Osaka to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Takayama sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Yoshijima Heritage House ©
Yoshijima Heritage House
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Okitsu Beach and Hakone Shisseikaen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Katsuura (Moriya Beach, Ubara Risokyo, & more), Kamogawa SeaWorld (in Kamogawa) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu). See even more of Tokyo: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online journey builder .

You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Katsuura, Hakone Shisseikaen, Tokyo DisneySea, Kamogawa Sea World
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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