22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & KĊtoku-in), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online journey planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Edmonton to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Kamakura, Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, & more) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kanazawa, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Gokayama, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, & more), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Mt. Kuma (in Bizen), Okayama (AEON MALL Mall Okayama, Okayama Korakuen Garden, & more) and Asago (Takeda Castle Ruins & Awaga Shrine). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Himeji vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Okayama, Asago, Mt. Kuma, Mt. Takamikura
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

5
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: Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana), Osaka (Osaka Nohgaku Hall, Osaka Castle, & more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip site .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Himeji in May: highs in Kyoto hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Koya-cho, Nagoya Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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