19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, stop by Odaiba District, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo sightseeing app.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko, and then get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi attractions planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa online travel planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in September, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, and awaken your taste buds at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Himeji

— 2 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, kick back and relax at Matsue Swimming Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amore Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday site.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Nagasaki

— 1 night

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.