20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
4
Fuji
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Nara
— 1 night
7
Himeji
— 1 night
8
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland as well as Tokyo DisneySea. Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Kamakura Hiking Trails. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kōtoku-in and Hase-dera Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura), Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Yokohama (Yokohama Chinatown & Sankeien Gardens). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Ginza, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
4.3
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Religious Site
Kōtoku-in
4.3
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Historic Site
Hase-dera Temple
4.6

1
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibuyu Shrine, stop by Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Minzoku Shiryokan Gosetsu No Yakata.

To plan Yamanouchi-machi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in October, with highs in Yamanouchi-machi at 21°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Baths
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
4.2
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop
4.2

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, then take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, then don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Resort Outlet Yatsugatake. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Norikura Kogen.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
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Ski Area
Norikura Kogen
4.5
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Neighborhood
Nakamachi Street
3.1

1
night
Fuji

Fuji
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fuji trip maker site.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Fuji in 3 hours. Traveling from Matsumoto in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Fuji. You will leave for Kyoto on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. There's much more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, stroll the grounds of Reigenin, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Fuji to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3

1
night
Nara

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 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then stroll around Nara Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Naramachi, don't miss a visit to Naramachi Koshino Ie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gango-ji Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sarusawa Pond, and finally make a trip to Nara National Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nara trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Nara Park
4.5
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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
4.7
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Religious Site
Kasuga Grand Shrine
4.4

1
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Himeji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with Mt Shosha hiking, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and then browse the different shops at Piole Himeji.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Himeji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Himeji are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Hiking Trail
Mt Shosha hiking
4.6
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Shopping Mall
Piole Himeji
3.2

2
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Miyajima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi trip planning site.

Getting from Himeji to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Miyajima
4.8
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
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Historic Site
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
4.4

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