22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route maker
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
4
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fuji-Q Highland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Robot Restaurant.

Plan trip to Tokyo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Edmonton, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanazawa.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Kanazawa — 1 night

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've now added Samurai Yakata to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, learn something new at Samurai Yakata, contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kenrokuen Yamazakiyama, and finally appreciate the history behind Kenrokuen Kaisekito.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Shukkei-en Garden and Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. Shop till you drop at Kamiyacho and Sankai Station Hiroshima Hakken Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Flame, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ekie.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Himeji.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Himeji — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, then buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Himeji River City, then see a show at Hijeji Civic Center, and finally explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Osaka.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Osaka — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through America Mura, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, then take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and finally contemplate the long history of Tekijuku. Keep things going the next day: stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), view the masterpieces at Tempozan Gallery, then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then look for gifts at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Himeji in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Kyoto — 2 nights

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 now added Minamiza : The Kabuki Theater of Kyoto to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). Get outdoors at Mt. Kurama and Kamogawa River. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hakone-machi.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Hakone-machi — 3 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added Lake Ashinoko Sky Line to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, look for gifts at Ebisembei-no-Sato, Gotemba, revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets, then get to know the fascinating history of Gempeigawa River, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in May, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Tokyo — 7 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fuji-Q Highland, Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours and Techno Circus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens and Nezu Shrine. Visiting Kamakura Hiking Trails and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Tokyo Horse Racetrack (in Fuchu), Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Okajima Department Store (in Kofu). Explore Tokyo further: stop by Ueno District, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and wander the streets of Yanaka District.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 5:

Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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