22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Odaiba District, stroll around Ueno Park, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary builder app.

Dinan, France to Tokyo is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dinan to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, contemplate the long history of Nagamachi Neighborhood, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Ninja-Do). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sasebo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sasebo: Nagasaki (Kannondo, Glover Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meganeiwa, step off the mainland to explore Kujuku Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ohashikannonji.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sasebo vacation planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Sasebo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nagasaki
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Sasebo to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, thenstep into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, thenwalk around Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, and finally experience rural life at Sato Fruit Kobo. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Himeji attractions tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Himeji are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sato Fruit Kobo, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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