17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Bergamo
Fly:  12 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Nara
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
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
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Nikko
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then visit Ginza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

Bergamo, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Bergamo in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Nara on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
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): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple and then stroll around Nara Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nara journey maker site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. June in Nara sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks 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.
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday planner.

You can take a train from Nara to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Hatsukaichi.

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mashikeitsukushima Shrine and then get outside with Mikasahama Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary planner.

Hatsukaichi is very close to Hiroshima. In June in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
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Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Mashikeitsukushima Shrine ©
Mashikeitsukushima 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): get outside with Mt Shosha hiking and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, get advice or help at Awaji Highway Oasis, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Awajihanasajiki.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Hatsukaichi to Himeji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Himeji sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Awaji
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Awajihanasajiki ©
Awajihanasajiki
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 24th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Himeji to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

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.
On the 26th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko road trip planning website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Nikko sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 ©
On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Kimono Me, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then wander the streets of Asakusa, and finally see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum. On the next day, get your game on at Cat Cafe Singeki Cat, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and finally discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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