19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Cairo

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kanda Myojin and National Museum of Western Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, and get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
day
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, trek along Momiji Tunnel, then walk around Oishi Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Centre.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi online travel route planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Momiji Tunnel ©
Momiji Tunnel
Oishi Park ©
Oishi Park

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes teamLab Borderless, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and other attractions you added. On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sengaku-ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Shitamachi Museum, make a trip to Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and finally get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Sengaku-ji Temple ©
Sengaku-ji Temple
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo

5
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 Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kennin-ji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kyoto using our trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Osaka

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.
Osaka Castle has been added to your itinerary. Nara Park and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Toshodai-ji Temple and Nigatsu-do Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara National Museum). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and stroll around Nakanoshima Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Osaka fast, fun, and easy.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Visit Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Peace Flame for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Shiraito River, Misen Wild Woods, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, explore the activities along Motoyasu River, see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mazda Museum, JMSDF Kure Museum
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Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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