21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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21 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Nara
— Few hours
train:  1​h
6
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Koya-cho
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  4​h
10
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fuji road trip planning website .

Getting from Tokyo to Fuji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Fuji sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

4
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.
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

3
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online trip itinerary maker .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Nara on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

few
hours
Nara

Nara
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nara route website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toOsaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
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Traveling by train from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nara in October since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 17°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho
To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koya-cho trip planner .

Take a train from Osaka to Koya-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

Getting from Koya-cho to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Himeji on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

1
night
Himeji

Himeji
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji itinerary maker website .

Getting from Osaka to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

3
nights
Tokyo

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 15th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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