23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Odawara
— Few hours
Bus:  30 min
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Hiroshima
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
8
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
10
Nara
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
11
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
12
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Odaiba District, Harajuku Station, Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: wander the streets of Asakusa.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In October, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Odawara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

few
hours
Odawara

Odawara
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Odawara journey website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Odawara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Odawara, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Odawara

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning website.

Hakone-machi is just a stone's throw from Odawara. In October in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Kyoto on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

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.
For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tofuku-ji Temple as well as Sanjusangendo Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

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.
On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Gion, and then contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip app.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion
Yasaka Shrine ©
Yasaka Shrine

few
hours
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Make your Hiroshima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi trip planner.

Hatsukaichi is just a short distance from Hiroshima. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
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Traveling by train from Hatsukaichi to Osaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You will leave for Nara on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

1
night
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 reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nara trip maker website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour planning site.

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Osaka, with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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