17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bergamo
Fly:  12​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Hiroshima
— Few hours
train:  30​min
5
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  4​h
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Nikko
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
End: Bergamo

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then wander the streets of Ginza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning site .

Bergamo, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bergamo to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bergamo in June since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 22°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama, Lake Biwa Canal and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Visit Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Kinkaku-ji. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Nara on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple and then walk around Nara Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nara planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

few
hours
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hiroshima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Nara to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Hatsukaichi on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mashike Itsukushima Shrine and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi day trip website .

Hatsukaichi is very close to Hiroshima. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mashike Itsukushima Shrine
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Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Mashike Itsukushima Shrine ©
Mashike Itsukushima Shrine

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Mt Shosha hiking and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Himeji Castle, then get advice or help at Awaji Highway Oasis, and then get great views at Awaji Hanasajiki.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Himeji holiday planning app .

Getting from Hatsukaichi to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Awaji
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 24th (Mon), discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo route planner .

You can take a train from Himeji to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing

1
day
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

Find out how to plan Nikko trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Nikko sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Kimono Me, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then take a stroll through Asakusa, and finally examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get your game on at Cat Cafe Singeki Cat, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and finally discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route site .

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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