21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Himeji
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Berlin

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 (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Oda (Thermal Spas & Kotogahama Beach). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary site.

Berlin, Germany to Hiroshima is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Oda
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tottori (Watanabe Art Museum, Tottori Sand Dunes, &more), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Okayama (Nanaku Strawberry Farm, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Himeji sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tottori, Kurashiki, Okayama, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

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: Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Maid Cafe & Bar Dot Em (in Osaka). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Gokayama (in Nanto) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and make a trip to Kanazawa Station.

Plan my day in Kanazawa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanazawa, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gokayama, Gongenmori Beach, Ishikawa Jumoku Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

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

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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