22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 1 day
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
5
Minakami-machi
— 4 nights
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shinyokohama Ramen Museum in Yokohama (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in a show at Robot Restaurant, wander the streets of Akihabara, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Tokyo. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Tea Ceremony Ju-An, and other attractions. On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then learn something new at Calligraphy Kyoto, and then learn something new at Tea Ceremony Ju-An. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then take a stroll through Gion.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Classes
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dotombori District, Koyasan Okunoin and LEGOLAND Japan. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara Park (in Nara). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka online journey planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park, Koyasan Okunoin, LEGOLAND Japan
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

4
nights
Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi ©
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Doai Station and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Minakami-machi trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Osaka to Minakami-machi with the Route module. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Wildlife · Parks · Baths

Side Trip

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Doai Station ©
Doai Station
Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Sojiji (in Nishitokyo), Hitsujiyama Park (in Chichibu) and Morooka Kumano Shrine (in Yokohama). See even more of Tokyo: see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum and tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planner.

You can drive from Minakami-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Sojiji, Hitsujiyama Park, Morooka Kumano Shrine, Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Sojiji ©
Sojiji
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum
Morooka Kumano Shrine ©
Morooka Kumano Shrine

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