22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Fly + bus + train:  17​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker .

Jerusalem, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in April, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Castle). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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4
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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Odaiba, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Diamond Beach, Cape Manzamo, & more). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, explore the gorgeous colors at Sesoko Labyrinth, enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Tokyo to Motobu-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in April; daily highs in Motobu-cho reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Banna Park, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

Before you visit Ishigaki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Ishigaki. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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