22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Nara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kobe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Koya-cho
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
You've added Orange Street, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Hankyu Umeda Honten, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, and get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Osaka is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in Osaka at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Yoshikien, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, admire the striking features of Nara National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushi-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nara trip tool .

Take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
You've added Kampai Sake Tours, Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), Kobe Harborland, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), contemplate the long history of Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), see the interesting displays at UCC Coffee Museum, then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, then shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally indulge your taste buds at Kampai Sake Tours.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Kobe road trip app .

Drive from Nara to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In November in Kobe, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kobe

Tours Neighborhoods Shopping
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) ©
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongosanmaiin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saito, and finally admire the striking features of Koyasan Kondomae.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koya-cho trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kobe to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. November in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongosanmaiin ©
Kongosanmaiin

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Round One Stadium, Sennichimae as well as Nipponbashi Denden Town. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Nipponbashi Denden Town and then get in on the excitement at Round One Stadium, Sennichimae.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

You can take a train from Koya-cho to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Osaka when traveling from Koya-cho in November, with lows around 10°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Shopping
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Round One Stadium, Sennichimae ©
Round One Stadium, Sennichimae
Nipponbashi Denden Town ©
Nipponbashi Denden Town

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion, Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder tool .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal and Mt. Takao. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) (in Chichibu), Sky Garden (in Yokohama) and Kinchakuda Manjushage Park (in Hidaka). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Ueno, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Yokohama, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mitsumine Shrine, Kinchakuda Manjushage Park, Hakone Museum of Art
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Food Tours
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal

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