19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
3
Oita
— 1 night
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Naha Airport
4
Okinawa City
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Shari-cho
— 1 night
Fly
8
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly

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2
nights
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Koyasan Okunoin and Horyu-ji Temple. Visit Nigatsu-do Temple and Kongobu-ji Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Koyasan Daishi Kyokai), Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

London, UK to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Osaka, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Osaka at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Must see
Nigatsu-do Temple
4.6
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6

3
nights
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Visit Nijo Castle and Tenryuji Temple for their historical value. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Oita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Historic Site
Tofuku-ji Temple
4.4

1
night
Oita

The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get outside with Shirogahama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurogahama Beach, explore the world behind art at Oita Prefectural Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tetsudo Shrine, then indulge in some personalized pampering at City Spa Tenku, and finally admire the striking features of JR Oita City.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oita online trip maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Oita by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oita, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Oita

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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JR Oita City ©
Shopping Mall
JR Oita City
4.1

4
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sefa-Utaki and Zakimi Castle Ruins. You'll get in some beach time at Manza Beach and Nirai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Okinawa City: Onna-son (Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, Fuchaku Beach, &more), Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park & Azama Sun Sun Beach) and Motobu-cho (Emerald Beach, Bisezaki, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, head outdoors with Moon Beach, don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oodomari Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Okinawa City vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oita to Okinawa City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Manza Beach ©
Must see
Manza Beach
4.1

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate teamLab☆Planets and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Step off the beaten path and head to Zojo-ji Temple and Fujiko F Fujio Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, examine the collection at Fire Museum, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday planning tool.

Fly from Okinawa City to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Must see
Zojo-ji Temple
4.3
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
4.3

2
nights
Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), hike along Kamakura Hiking Trails, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and finally don't miss a visit to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. On your second day here, head off the coast to Sarushima Island (Monkey Island), take an in-depth tour of Memorial Warships Mikasa, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samukawa Shrine, and finally enjoy the sea views from Enoshima Sea Candle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yokohama road trip planning website.

Getting from Tokyo to Yokohama by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your trip
Hase-dera Temple ©
Historic Site
Hase-dera Temple
4.6

1
night
Shari-cho

Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho journey maker tool.

Getting from Yokohama to Shari-cho by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yokohama in October, with highs in Shari-cho at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Must see
Shiretoko Misaki
4.6

1
night
Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, then hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Must see
Hokkaido Jingu
4.2
Okurayama Lookout ©
Must see
Okurayama Lookout
4.4

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