22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Kurashiki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Frankfurt

6
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.
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:

1
night
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 maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Takayama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

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.
For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kanazawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

6
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima route app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

1
night
Kurashiki

Kurashiki
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Kurashiki vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kurashiki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hiroshima in November since evenings lows in Kurashiki dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Koya-cho on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koya-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kurashiki to Koya-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kurashiki in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koya-cho, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker website .

Getting from Koya-cho to Tokyo by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You will leave for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

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