22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kids will enjoy Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Diamond Beach, Onna Station Nakayukui Market, & more), Kise Beach (in Nago) and Kouri Bridge (in Nakijin-son). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, don't miss a visit to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nirai Beach.

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Mumbai, India to Motobu-cho is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Motobu-cho. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Motobu-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nago, Nakijin-son, Nirai Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Ehime Tobe Zoo and Mikasahama Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more) and Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Motobu-cho in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Hiroshima, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle, Ehime Tobe Zoo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Ehime Tobe Zoo ©
Ehime Tobe Zoo
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotonbori, and make a trip to Gion.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kids will enjoy Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Gongenmori Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa travel planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Kanazawa is little chillier than Osaka - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo DisneySea. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Tokyo. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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