22 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

22 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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22 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
3
Naniwa, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Nara, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Naniwa, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Yokohama, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary site .

Vancouver, Canada to Hong Kong is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Hong Kong, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in April, with highs in Hong Kong at 32°C and lows at 25°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
You've added Otome Road, Sunshine City, Nakano Broadway, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Hachiko.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder app .

Getting from Hong Kong to Tokyo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naniwa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Nakano Broadway
Nakano Broadway
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Hachiko ©
Hachiko

2
nights
Naniwa, Japan

Naniwa ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes HEP FIVE観覧車 as well as Kuromon Market. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally make a trip to HEP FIVE観覧車.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naniwa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Naniwa with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Naniwa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Naniwa

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
day
Nara, Japan

Nara
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nara road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naniwa to Nara takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toNaniwa.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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2
nights
Naniwa, Japan

Naniwa ©
To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naniwa road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Nara to Naniwa in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Naniwa

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama, Gion, Nishiki Market, and other attractions you added.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

Drive from Naniwa to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Naniwa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kyoto, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

3
nights
Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You've now added Yokohama Cosmo World to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yokohama road trip site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Yokohama sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Cosmo World ©
Yokohama Cosmo World
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
You've added Akihabara, Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Sensō-ji, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Tokyo is very close to Yokohama. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Baths
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Diver City Tokyo Plaza ©
Diver City Tokyo Plaza

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