19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Echizen
— Few hours
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), Tokyo National Museum, Roppongi District, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate teamLab☆Planets and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Asakusa Shrine and Sengaku-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, browse the exhibits of Kanda Myojin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Miami, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Miami to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

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Takayama

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.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai and then learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then steep yourself in history at Kanda house, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Takayama tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Takayama are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Echizen.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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Echizen

On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Paper Culture Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Echizen travel route builder tool.

Drive from Takayama to Echizen in 3 hours. In September in Echizen, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Echizen

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) has been added to your itinerary. Nijo Castle and Nishi Honganji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ippodo Tea Kyotofor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, get great views at Mt. Kurama, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online route maker.

Traveling by car from Echizen to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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Osaka

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nigatsu-do Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toshodai-ji Temple and Omiwa Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Tanzan Shrine (in Sakurai) and Nara (Naramachi Koshino Ie, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Dotombori District and make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka travel planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

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.