22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 14 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Nara
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Shiroishi
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Narusawa-mura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

14
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 list of things to see and do now includes Robot Restaurant, Taito Station, Shinjuku East Entrance, Shibuya 109, and other attractions. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka), Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu) and Hakone Ropeway (in Hakone-machi). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Harajuku Takeshita-dori, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Inokashira Park Zoo, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sony Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Inokashira Park Zoo, Tokyo DisneySea, Hakone Ropeway, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

2
nights
Nara

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park as well as Pug Cafe Living Room. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Pug Cafe Living Room and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nara attractions website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, Nara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Nara

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Pug Cafe Living Room
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

1
night
Shiroishi

Shiroishi ©
Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miyagi Zao Fox Village. On the 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Okama Crater and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Miyagi Zao Fox Village.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shiroishi planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nara to Shiroishi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nara in July, with highs in Shiroishi at 78°F and lows at 70°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Okama Crater, Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura
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Okama Crater ©
Okama Crater
Shiroishi Castle ©
Shiroishi Castle

3
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
You've now added Mt. Fuji 5th Station to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Narusawa-mura trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Shiroishi to Narusawa-mura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Narusawa-mura are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station

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