22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
2
Sasebo
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights

2
nights
Motobu-cho

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Busena Beach (in Nago), Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower & Kouri Ohashi) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Motobu-cho attractions tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Motobu-cho is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Motobu-cho is 8 hours. When traveling from Zurich in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Motobu-cho: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sasebo.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Onna-son, Busena Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

2
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): Head underground at Mukyudo, thenget in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch, and then go for a walk through Nagasaki Prefectural Saikaibashi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Domtoren, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimachibo Park, head off the coast to Kujuku Island, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Meganeiwa.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sasebo driving holiday planner.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Sasebo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Motobu-cho in April, with highs in Sasebo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Chimachibo Park
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Chimachibo Park ©
Chimachibo Park
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Kujuku Island ©
Kujuku Island

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder tool.

Take a train from Sasebo to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thenexamine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Nishiura (in Fujiyoshida). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, take in the awesome beauty at Ryugatake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sankodai.

Discover how to plan a Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Ryugatake, Nishiura
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

5
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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Maihama, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at owlcafe akibafukurou, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

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You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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