26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kanda Myojin. Get some cultural insight at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing). Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Kamakura Hiking Trails, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple (in Hino). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at ARONA SPA, admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and have fun and explore at KidZania Tokyo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Durham, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Durham in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 14:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tofuku-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Pontocho District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Uji (Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, Byodoin, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Chishaku-in, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, and stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:

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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get outdoors at Ransima Beach and Shioya Beach. Hokkaido Jingu and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru-shi General Museum, The Site of Temiya Line, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Sapporo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in June; daily highs in Sapporo reach 64°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daishoin Temple and Mazda Museum. Let the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Misen Wild Woods, Mikasahama Beach, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, view the masterpieces at Schmoe House, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and pick up some local products at Sankai Station Hiroshima Hakken Market.

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You can fly from Sapporo to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in June: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 79°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

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Tokyo

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

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You can fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Spas · Museums
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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.