21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
4
Osaka
— 4 nights

6
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Rental Kimono Sakura. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba District. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Akihabara, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, then wander the streets of Sakae, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Nagoya Higashiyamaso, then explore the activities along Yamazaki River, and finally examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

7
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Appreciate the collections at Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Railway Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nagoya, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Osaka

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.
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Namban Culture Center will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Four-M. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, get engrossed in the history at Peace Osaka, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks
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Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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