22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Onomichi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Imabari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Himeji
— 1 day
train:  1​h
8
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Miyazu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Nagiso-machi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Odawara
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Nikko
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Mito
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
15
Tokyo
— 2 nights
End: Tokyo

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nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yoshinogari Historical Park. On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip builder .

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. October in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Yoshinogari Historical Park
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Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then stroll through Mikasahama Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, contemplate the long history of Imaise Shrine, then examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

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You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

1
night
Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): cruise along Ikuchi Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Innoshima Suigun Castle, stroll around Senkoji & Senkoji Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saikokuji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyodo Shrine.

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Onomichi is just a short distance from Hiroshima. When traveling from Hiroshima in October, plan for little chillier days in Onomichi, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Imabari.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park

1
night
Imabari

Imabari ©
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Imabari road trip planning site .

You can drive from Onomichi to Imabari in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Imabari

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakuriji Temple. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoroji Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Osaki-no-Hana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiromineji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kozaiji Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip builder .

Getting from Imabari to Takamatsu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. October in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shiromineji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Yakuriji Temple ©
Yakuriji Temple
Negoroji Temple ©
Negoroji Temple
Shiromineji Temple ©
Shiromineji Temple

2
nights
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 27th (Sun), head off the coast to Naoshima and then admire the striking features of Art House Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu), explore the galleries of Miyanoura Gallery Rokku, then explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at 007 Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naoshima-cho trip tool .

Drive from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu)
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
007 Museum ©
007 Museum

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koko-en Garden, Himeji Castle and Shoshazan Engyoji. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Himeji road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Naoshima-cho to Himeji takes 3 hours. Traveling from Naoshima-cho in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Himeji. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daikaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jojakkoji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online route builder .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Daikaku-ji ©
Daikaku-ji

1
night
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Amanohashidate Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Amanohashidate, then take an in-depth tour of Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanabiki Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Miyazu Catholic Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miyazu itinerary maker .

Getting from Kyoto to Miyazu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Miyazu, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Miyazu

Nature Parks Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Miyazu Catholic Church ©
Miyazu Catholic Church
Kanabiki Waterfall ©
Kanabiki Waterfall

few
hours
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nagiso-machi trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Miyazu to Nagiso-machi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyazu in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nagiso-machi, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

3
nights
Odawara

Odawara ©
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Matsunaga Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at Enoura Observatory, then step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Odawara Kokian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Gyokan-no-Fuji, steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Yoshida Shigeru, then contemplate the long history of Oyama Afuri Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Akagane Gate.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Odawara planning website .

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Odawara takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nagiso-machi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Odawara, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Odawara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oyama Afuri Shrine, Former Residence of Yoshida Shigeru
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Oyama Afuri Shrine ©
Oyama Afuri Shrine
Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle
Enoura Observatory ©
Enoura Observatory

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nantai, then steep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuzenji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): hike along Odashirogahara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Onsenji Temple, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Senjogahara Field.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Odawara to Nikko in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Nikko, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Odashirogahara ©
Odashirogahara
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Senjogahara Field ©
Senjogahara Field

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): wander the streets of Odaiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, wander the streets of Marunouchi, and then get outside with Tokyo Dome City.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary planner .

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Mito.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Tokyo Dome City ©
Tokyo Dome City

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hours
Mito

Mito
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kairakuen Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Kairakuen Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mito route planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Mito in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mito when traveling from Tokyo in November, with lows around 5°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Mito

Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kairakuen Park
Kairakuen Park

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 9th (Sat), take a stroll through Marunouchi, wander the streets of Ueno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Mito to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Mito in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ueno ©
Ueno
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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