25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
Fly:  12 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
6
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
End: Tokyo

2
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 Meiji Jingu Shrine, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Tower, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukagawa Fudodo and then take in a show at Robot Restaurant. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Robot Restaurant ©
Robot Restaurant
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pola Museum of Art, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Rainbow Bridge, teamLab☆Planets, Archi-Depot Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Ryogoku Kokugikan and Sengaku-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and teamLab Borderless.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Archi-Depot Museum ©
Archi-Depot Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

7
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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Fushimi Sake Village, Togetsukyo Bridge, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Higashi Hongan-ji Fushimi Betsuin Temple. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Shinsekai, Shitennoji, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka journey planning site.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Naoshima-cho on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hōzen-ji Temple ©
Hōzen-ji Temple
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
nights
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
You've now added Naoshima to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, admire the striking features of Art House Project, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Shrine, then see the interesting displays at 007 Museum, then head off the coast to Naoshima, and finally don't miss a visit to Subaru Ishikawa Art Series. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Ando Museum, then explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, and then admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho online travel planner.

Getting from Osaka to Naoshima-cho by combination of train, bus, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Lee Ufan Art Museun ©
Lee Ufan Art Museun

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rainbow Bridge, teamLab☆Planets, Archi-Depot Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Hama Rikyu Gardens, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, then see the interesting displays at Archi-Depot Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in a show at Robot Restaurant.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Naoshima-cho to Tokyo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Classes Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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