22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Nikko
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Maihama
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Tokyo

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gundam Base Tokyo, Gundam Front Tokyo, Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and other attractions you added. Visit Sensō-ji and St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Takeshita Street or Asakusa. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

3
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, steep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally revel in the low prices at Nasu Garden Outlet. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple, then take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, and finally browse the different shops at Sano Premium Outlet.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nikko are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sano Premium Outlet, Nasu Garden Outlet
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Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shima as well as Kanazawa Castle. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and then steep yourself in history at Shima. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Nikko to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Nikko in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine, then wander the streets of Gion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Nikko to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Nikko, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Gion
Gion
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

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.
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Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ichibirian Main Store, Osaka Castle, Osaka Castle Park, and other attractions you added. Todai-ji Temple and Koyasan Okunoin will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Chuo), Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Hokke-do, & more) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Torodo Temple). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21, then explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nagoya using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Osaka in June, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Maihama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inuyama Castle
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Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Maihama

Maihama ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, then stop by Coconut, Tsudanuma, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokekyoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Maihama road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Maihama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Maihama

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ichikawa, Seiryu Shrine, Tojo House, Coconut, Tsudanuma
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Hokekyoji Temple ©
Hokekyoji Temple
Tojo House ©
Tojo House

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