18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Panama City
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Panama City

few
hours
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 3rd (Sun): shop like a local with Ginza.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Panama City, Panama to Tokyo is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Tokyo is 14 hours. In May, Tokyo is little chillier than Panama City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Ginza ©
Ginza

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, Torinin, and other attractions. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

2
nights
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 Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes STREET KART Akihabara No. 2 as well as Mount Fuji. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Enjoy Tokyo some more: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba, and visit Akihabara.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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