20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
4
Hateruma-jima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
6
Matsumoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Dhaka City

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
We've included these beaches for you: Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip website .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kashima Kaisuiyokujo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama as well as Gion. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Nishiki Market. Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Osaka Castle in Osaka (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then wander the streets of Ginza, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Asakusa, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and then take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
You've now added Nishihama Beach to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pemuchi Beach and Coral Beach.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Hateruma-jima trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Hateruma-jima. Traveling from Tokyo in July, Hateruma-jima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Cape Takanazaki ©
Cape Takanazaki

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yonaha Maehama Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Miyako Shrine. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, make a trip to East Henna Cape, examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, and hunt for treasures at Atarasu Ichiba.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima travel planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Miyakojima. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
You've now added Matsumoto Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, and finally wander the streets of Nakamachi Street. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum, then examine the collection at Matsumoto City Museum, then examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suwa Shrine.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Matsumoto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in July, with highs in Matsumoto at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Prince & Skyline Museum, Suwa Shrine
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Matsumoto City Museum of Art ©
Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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