22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  16​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h
End: Denver

5
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Denver, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Denver to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in November, with highs in Tokyo at 62°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Arashiyama.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sumiyoshi Shrine (in Akashi) and Bizen (Mt. Kuma & FAN Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bizen, Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Sumiyoshi Shrine
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour planning app .

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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