22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
5
Okayama
— 2 nights
Train
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
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Tokyo — 5 nights

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 Nikko Tosho-gu, Taiyuimbyo Shrine, Rinno-ji Temple, and other attractions you added.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kanazawa.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Kanazawa — 2 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oyama Shrine, Seisonkaku Villa and Kenrokuen Garden. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station and then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, 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. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kyoto — 6 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 added Kasuga Grand Shrine, Isuien Garden, Nara Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Philosopher's Walk. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pokemon Center Hiroshima, Okonomimura, Gojuno To, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Okonomimura. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally stop by Pokemon Center Hiroshima.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Okayama.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
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Okayama — 2 nights

A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koko-en, Himeji Castle, Okayama Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Okayama road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dotombori District, SpaWorld, Kids Plaza Osaka, and other attractions. On the 20th (Wed), get in on the family fun at SpaWorld. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Kids Plaza Osaka, then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder.

Traveling by train from Okayama to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to home.
Baths · Spas · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.