22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
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Fly
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Himeji — 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe) and Akashi (Kyu Hatosaki Torodo & Matsue Swimming Beach). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, snap pictures at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Himeji travel route planner.

Faro, Portugal to Himeji is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Faro in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himeji, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Hiroshima — 3 nights

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: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Kyoto — 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Arashiyama, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Tokyo — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.