19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan planner

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Nara
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 1 day
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo and then view the masterpieces at teamLab Borderless.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Tokyo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Tokyo is 7 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Osaka

— 1 night
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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Osaka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Nara

— 1 day

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've now added Mt. Wakakusa to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then stroll around Nara Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nanzen-ji Temple, Sagano Romantic Train, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, then take a memorable tour with Sagano Romantic Train, then hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nara in June since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Osaka

— 1 night
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Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

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

Hiroshima

— 1 day

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Tessen Tea Ceremony has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pick up some new knowledge with Tessen Tea Ceremony, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Classes · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Osaka

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinsekai, Eat Osaka and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Explore Osaka further: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka online holiday planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Classes · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, Kenrokuen Garden and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the 27th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station and then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip planning site.

Drive from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in June: highs in Kanazawa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Takayama

— 2 nights
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 29th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, and finally visit Sanmachi Suji.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Takayama day trip app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Kitchen Japanese Cooking Class, Miwa's Japanese Cooking Class, Street Kart Tokyo Bay, and other attractions you added. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama (in Yokohama) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Akihabara, pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online day trip planner.

Fly from Takayama to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Classes · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

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.