18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  21​h 15​min
1
Kita
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Narusawa-mura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
You've added Pokemon Center Osaka, Minoo Park, Kimono Teahouse, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kita trip planner.

New York City, USA to Kita is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Kita, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Kita reach 92°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Nightlife Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Minoo Park, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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The Drunken Clam ©
The Drunken Clam
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Station Building, Maiko Theater and Fuuka-Kimono. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour site .

Traveling by car from Kita to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Owaku-dani Valley has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Hakone Ropeway, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online route builder .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites
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Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

1
day
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Narusawa-mura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Kowakien Yunessun as well as Hakone Venetian Glass Museum. On the 19th (Mon), try out the rides at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Narusawa-mura to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Spas Baths
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

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 Gozabune Atakemaru (Samurai Cruises), STREET KART Shinagawa MariCAR No. 2, Ghibli Museum, and other attractions you added. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu) and Cat Cafe Temari no Ouchi (in Musashino). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Cat Cafe Temari no Ouchi
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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