37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Nagoya
— 7 nights
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
4
Osaka
— 7 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 7 nights

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Pub Crawl as well as Ninja Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). Have a day of magic on the 30th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online journey planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Sankeien Gardens
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi), Kuwana (Nagashima Spa Land & Thermal Spas) and Suzuka Circuit (in Suzuka). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuwana, Inuyama Castle, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Centrair Sky Deck, Suzuka Circuit
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

6
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Byodoin in Uji, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in August, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more), Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya) and Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka journey builder app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Koya-cho
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

7
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Takehara (Takehara Townscape Preservation Area & Shumpukan Fukkokan), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima visit app.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Takehara, Matsuyama Castle
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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