21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary maker

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 11 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Osaka

— 11 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arashiyama as well as The Bamboo Forest Trail. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Philosopher's Walk, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dotombori District, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and shop like a local with Minami (Namba).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Tokyo

— 2 nights
For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · 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.