18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights

4
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.
Robot Restaurant has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife
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Robot Restaurant ©
Robot Restaurant

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Yamanouchi-machi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife Parks Baths
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Onsen Resorts

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally stop by Gion.

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You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online trip builder.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, Gora Park and Hakone Ropeway. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then stroll around Gora Park. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Hakone Ropeway and then get interesting insight from Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Gora Park ©
Gora Park

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
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Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in January, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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