19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Takayama
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Yoyogi Park, Kabukiza Theater, Tsukishima Monjya Street, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate teamLab☆Planets and Kanda Myojin. Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Fujisawa (Enoshima Sea Candle & Enoshima Shrine) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine, make a trip to Hozomon, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Miami, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Miami to Tokyo. Traveling from Miami in September, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Must see
teamLab☆Planets
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Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
Historic Site
Kencho-ji Temple
4.5

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then steep yourself in history at Kanda house, and then get to know the fascinating history of Shirakabe Dozogai.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Takayama tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Takayama are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ippodo Tea Kyotofor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Religious Site
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6
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Religious Site
Shimogamo Jinja
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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.
Nigatsu-do Temple and Horyu-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toshodai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Sakurai (Omiwa Shrine & Tanzan Shrine) and Nara (Naramachi Koshino Ie & Yoshikien). There's more to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Osaka

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Must see
Nigatsu-do Temple
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World heritage site
Horyu-ji Temple
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World heritage site
Toshodai-ji Temple
4.5

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