22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

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
10
Dazaifu
— Few hours
train:  30​min
11
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  2​h
12
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Edo-Tokyo Museum, Zojo-ji Temple, Tokyo Tower, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary maker tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
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): steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Museums Trails
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 ©

2
nights
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku. Keep things going the next day: trek along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nagiso-machi trip site .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Nagiso-machi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nagiso-machi, with lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Walking Trail, 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 see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Takayama are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Outdoors Historic Sites
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.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shirakawa-mura trip website .

Drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Shirakawa-mura sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

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.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Kyoto on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

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

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will leave for Himeji on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

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.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toHiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Dazaifu on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

few
hours
Dazaifu

Dazaifu
To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dazaifu day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Dazaifu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Dazaifu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Fukuoka on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Dazaifu

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

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 more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner .

Fukuoka is just a short distance from Dazaifu. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Nagasaki on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites 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.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Osaka, with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

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

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