18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
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Tanabe
— 2 nights
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
5
Kurashiki
— 1 day
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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4
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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.
You've added Toyosu Market, Shinjuku Batting Center, Ueno Sakuragi Atari, and other attractions to your itinerary. Senso-ji Temple and Shibuya Center-gai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nezu Museum and Nezu Shrine. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Harajuku Station, and stroll around Yoyogi Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. You will leave for Koya-cho on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nyonindo as well as Koyasan Reihokan Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rokkaku Kyozo, admire the landmark architecture of Koyasan Kondomae, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokiin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Koya-cho in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tanabe.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum

2
nights
Tanabe

Tanabe ©
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsugizakura-oji, Takahara Kumano Shrine and Ruins of Takijiri-oji.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanabe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Tanabe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Tanabe sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Tanabe

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Chikatsuyu-oji Ruin ©
Chikatsuyu-oji Ruin
Ruins of Takijiri-oji ©
Ruins of Takijiri-oji
Tsugizakura-oji ©
Tsugizakura-oji

3
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
You've added Nachi Mitaki Falls, Daimonzaka, Kamikura Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seigantoji Temple and Kumano Nachi Taisha. Step out of Nachikatsura-cho to go to Shingu and see Kumano Hayatama Taisha, which is approximately 42 minutes away.

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You can travel from Tanabe to Nachikatsura-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Nachikatsura-cho, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kamikura Shrine ©
Kamikura Shrine
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

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Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsurugatayama Park. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): walk around Tsurugatayama Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kurashiki Christ Kaikan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bicchukokubunji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kurashiki trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kurashiki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kurashiki, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bicchukokubunji Temple ©
Bicchukokubunji Temple
Tsurugatayama Park ©
Tsurugatayama Park

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Hiroshima

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.
You've added Ini Rice Terraces, Sandan-kyo, Mitaki Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip planner.

You can take a train from Kurashiki to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1
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Tokyo

Tokyo
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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