22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Saitama
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
5
Nagasaki
— 3 nights

7
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 shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama), Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Ikspiari (in Maihama). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba District, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saitama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama Chinatown, Ikspiari
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

1
night
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, then travel the rails with The Railway Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tomix World.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saitama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Saitama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Saitama

Museums · Transportation · Childrens Museums
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The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Japan Mint Saitama Museum ©
Japan Mint Saitama Museum
Tomix World ©
Tomix World

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Nishiki Market Shopping District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park) and Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, &more).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Saitama to Osaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Escape the urban bustle at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Daishoin Temple, &more) and Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Onsen Resorts). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Takahama Beach and Mt. Inasa. Glover Garden and Sōfuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Amakusa) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). The adventure continues: stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park and take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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