19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
Train:  6 h 45 min
7
Kita
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Takeshita Street. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, buy something for everyone on your list at Taisha-no-Mori Mishima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mishima Taisha, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mishima, Fujinomiya, Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Mishima Taisha ©
Mishima Taisha

2
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, don't miss a visit to Milk Land Co., Ltd., and then get all the information you need at Michi-no-Eki Asagiri Kogen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Narusawa-mura online road trip planner.

You can drive from Fuji to Narusawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fuji in December, you will find days in Narusawa-mura are little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Narusawa-mura to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Narusawa-mura in December, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
night
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 1st (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery, make a trip to Himeji Castle, and then browse the different shops at Piole Himeji.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Piole Himeji ©
Piole Himeji

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katsuragahama Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainomiya Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hatsukaichi tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hatsukaichi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kita.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kure
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Head to Dotonbori and Minami (Namba)for plenty of shopping. Osaka Castle and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kita side-trips: Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SpaWorld, snap pictures at Oe Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kita trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Kita, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kita

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka, Koya-cho, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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