22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
6
Himeji
— 1 night
7
Osaka
— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planning tool.

Townsville, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Townsville to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Townsville in August, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation maker site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Mt. Shakushi (in Fujiyoshida), Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more) and Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, take in panoramic vistas at Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ryugatake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, Mt. Shakushi, Ryugatake, Mt. Ishiwari
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima day trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in August: highs in Hiroshima hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Himeji road trip planning app.

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. In August in Himeji, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Koya-cho (Jokiin, Mt. Koya, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osaka vacation website.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in August, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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