23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
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

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 list of things to see and do now includes Odaiba, Harajuku Station, Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Tokyo. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Odawara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
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 traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Odawara trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Odawara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Odawara: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Odawara

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

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 reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online travel route planner .

Hakone-machi is just a short distance from Odawara. In October, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker website .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 18°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tofuku-ji Temple as well as Sanjusangendo Temple. See even more of Kyoto: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route planning 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
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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, take a stroll through Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up 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.
For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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.
For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi day trip app .

Hatsukaichi is just a stone's throw from Hiroshima. In October, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

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

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off toNara.

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.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara road trip planning site .

Take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Nara are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Nara

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

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in October, Osaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

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

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

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