22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Himeji
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Nagoya
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
7
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of 26 Martyrs Museum, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thenexamine the collection at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannondo. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, thenlook for gifts at Ishimaru Bunkoudou, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Kyugosho Memorial Exhibit.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Nagasaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in Nagasaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

2
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thenexamine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

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Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, and finally examine the collection at Ako City Folk Shiryokan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji journey maker.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kobe, Ako City Folk Shiryokan, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

4
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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 Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum in Osaka (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Arashiyama, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Chiryu City History Folk Museum, engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, look for gifts at Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten, thenview the masterpieces at Gyaruri Momogusa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle.

Plan my day in Nagoya using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inuyama Castle, Chiryu City History Folk Museum, Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum, Gyaruri Momogusa
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Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

4
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.
Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Ikeda museum of 20th century art. Narukawa Art Museum and Pola Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Ito (Nosaka Automata Museum, Izu Glass and Craft Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ito, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Mount Fuji
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum

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