25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Nikko
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
7
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
End: Tokyo


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Yoyogi Park and Mori Art Museum. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Enryakuji Temple Amida Do, Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kinkaku-ji. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Gion.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Enryakuji Temple Amida Do
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Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Gion
Gion
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hozenji Yokocho, Minami (Namba) and Universal Studios Japan. Koyasan Danjo Garan and Kongobu-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Mt. Koya and Rokuen. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, wander the streets of Dotonbori, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Natureguide Fivesense has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Sanmachi Suji and Takayama Festival (Autumn).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Takayama vacation builder website .

Drive from Osaka to Takayama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Takayama

Nightlife Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Natureguide Fivesense
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then get outside with Shigakogen Plateau.

Plan trip to Nagano with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Takayama to Nagano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nikko.

Things to do in Nagano

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yamanouchi-machi
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Shigakogen Plateau ©
Shigakogen Plateau
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Taiyuimbyo Shrine has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Nikko journey maker app .

Drive from Nagano to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nikko when traveling from Nagano in October, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

3
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 Pola Museum of Art, The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Fuji Hakone Izu National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nikko to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. When traveling from Nikko in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), Sensō-ji, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then take a stroll through Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), then wander the streets of Ueno, and finally make a trip to Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip website .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ueno ©
Ueno
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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