23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Akihabara, stop by Odaiba District, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago) and Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Osaka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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2
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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, then make a trip to Pond of Peace, and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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6
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Tokyo

Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama), Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). See some other sides of Tokyo: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.