22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Nagiso-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Himeji
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
9
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Dazaifu
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
11
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
12
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
13
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
You've added Yanaka, Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Stone‐paved Road, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi vacation planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

2
nights
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nakasendo Tsumagojuku. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagiso-machi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Nagiso-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, Nagiso-machi is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Takayama road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

few
hours
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
You've now added The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shirakawa-mura tour builder tool.

Getting from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've added Nagamachi Neighborhood, Nomura Family Samurai House, Higashichaya Old Town, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip website.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara Park, Hozugawa River Boat Ride
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koko-en as well as Himeji Castle. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Himeji online tour planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine as well as Daishoin Temple.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Dazaifu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

few
hours
Dazaifu

Dazaifu
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kyushu National Museum. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and then examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dazaifu trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Dazaifu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In November, daytime highs in Dazaifu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Dazaifu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple
Kyushu National Museum ©
Kyushu National Museum

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fukuoka visit website.

Fukuoka is just a stone's throw from Dazaifu. November in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sōfuku-ji Temple, Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, Mt. Inasa, and other attractions you added. On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Dejima and then contemplate the long history of Glover Garden. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Dejima ©
Dejima
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

1
night
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.
For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nagasaki to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, Osaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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