19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Bring the kids along to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Gongenmori Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses) and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Kanazawa is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Kanazawa is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in August; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gongenmori Beach, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip builder app.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kenshin Falls (in Hayakawa-cho), Susono Fishing Park (in Susono) and Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mount Fuji, contemplate the waterfront views at Ryujin Pond, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, and get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in August, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kenshin Falls, Fuji-Q Highland, Susono Fishing Park, Waku Pond, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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