22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Himeji
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights

3
nights
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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi), Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Kobe Harborland, &more) and The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism (in Kato). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, examine the collection at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Himeji sightseeing planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Himeji is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Himeji due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in June; daily highs in Himeji reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kobe, Kurashiki, Matsue Swimming Beach, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

4
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 (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the activities along Pond of Peace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima vacation maker tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jishu Shrine, Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa vacation app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

6
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

Similar plans

23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM URUGUAY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 54 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 56 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans