25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Bus to Shinfuji Station, Train to Izu
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Izu
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Nara
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— Few hours
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
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Kobe
— 1 day
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
12
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Kamakura
— 1 day
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Tokyo
— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Asakusa, walk around Yoyogi Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour travel. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Narusawa Ice Cave, then admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and finally walk around Oishi Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel route tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in July: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Izu.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Izu

Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Joren Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Izu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July: highs in Izu hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Izu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

2
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then look for gifts at Musubi Kyoto. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Izu to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Izu in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

1
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Nara

Ancient City

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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, walk around Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nara are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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Kyoto

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and then go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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Himeji

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 13th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Himeji Central Park, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

1
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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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima travel route planning tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Osaka Museum of History, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building, then examine the collection at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and finally look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

1
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Kobe

Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, walk around Meriken Park, see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, then take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, then visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally don't miss a visit to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street.

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Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kobe, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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Osaka

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kobe, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

1
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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, and finally stroll around Kenrokuen Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then make a trip to Omicho Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and finally admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip website.

Getting from Osaka to Kanazawa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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Tokyo

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiji Hongwanji, stop by Odaiba District, and then visit Akihabara.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip tool.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

1
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Kamakura

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, then look for gifts at Samuraikibun Kamakura, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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Tokyo

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, then take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe.

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

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kamakura, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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.