22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Akashi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Fuji
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Jakarta

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, walk around Nara Park, and then shop like a local with Dotonbori. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka tour itinerary builder website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Osaka is 2 hours. In June, Osaka is little chillier than Jakarta - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. You will leave for Akashi on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Akashi

Akashi ©
Akashi is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 294,312 and a population density of 6,000 persons per km². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akashi Kaikyo Bridge as well as Himeji Castle. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle and then snap pictures at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kobe Animal Kingdom and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Suma Aqualife Park Kobe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akashi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Osaka to Akashi takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Akashi: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Akashi

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Himeji Castle
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Kobe Animal Kingdom ©
Kobe Animal Kingdom
Suma Aqualife Park Kobe ©
Suma Aqualife Park Kobe
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

3
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.
You've added Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Arashiyama, Philosopher's Walk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

You can drive from Akashi to Kyoto in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagashima Spa Land, Nagoya Castle, and other attractions you added.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagoya

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kuwana
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Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuji travel route planning website .

Getting from Nagoya to Fuji by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toHakone-machi.

Things to do in Fuji

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Enoshima Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fuji to Hakone-machi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Fuji in July, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Enoshima Island
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island

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.
You've added Ashikaga Flower Park, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Asakusa, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, appreciate the history behind Hachiko, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ashikaga Flower Park
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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