22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Himeji
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Matsumoto
— 3 nights
5
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Otsu to see Jishu Shrine about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Kyoto is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, go for a walk through Himeji Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Kobe Harborland, thentake a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jodoji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Ako City Folk Shiryokan.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Himeji holiday maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe, Takasago, Ako City Folk Shiryokan, Jodoji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo & Miyajima). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip app.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Visit Matsumoto Castle and Zenko-ji Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum and Matsumoto City Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsumoto: Harmo Art Museum (in Shimosuwa-machi), Chihiro Art Museum Azumino (in Matsukawa-mura) and Prince & Skyline Museum (in Okaya). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan) and get outside with Hanakomichi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Matsumoto, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Matsumoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Nagano, Harmo Art Museum, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Prince & Skyline Museum
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Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Court Doll Master Hisashige Ito XII Museum. You'll explore and learn at Narukawa Art Museum and Izu Glass and Craft Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Ito (Izu Teddy Bear Museum, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, &more) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in June, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ito, Court Doll Master Hisashige Ito XII Museum, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum
Ikeda museum of 20th century art ©
Ikeda museum of 20th century art

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe and Samuraikibun Kamakura. Get some cultural insight at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Venture out of the city with trips to Kahenomori Art Museum (in Koganei) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Kahenomori Art Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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