20 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kamakura
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Sapporo — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shirogane Blue Pond, Susukino, Sapporo Beer Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, then walk around Odori Park, then examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, and finally wander the streets of Susukino. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Shirogane Blue Pond, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and then take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Sapporo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes mipig cafe Harajuku, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Disneyland, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at B-side Label, Harajuku.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kamakura.
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Kamakura — 1 day

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sasuke Inari Shrine as well as Jochiji Temple. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jochiji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasuke Inari Shrine.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kamakura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Kamakura hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kamakura to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Kamakura in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.
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Osaka — 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, visit Dotombori District, then examine the collection at Glico Museum, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and finally examine the collection at Namban Culture Center. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, walk around Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.
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Himeji — 1 night

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 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Himeji Central Park, take an in-depth tour of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, then look for gifts at Ryugujo Butterfly Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Piole Himeji.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

Make your Hiroshima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.
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Fukuoka — 2 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Dazaifu Exhibition hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum, see the interesting displays at Goroyama Kofunkan, then get engrossed in the history at Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kurume World Camellia Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, gain insight at teamLab Future Park Canal City Hakata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fukuoka route builder app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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