22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Kashima Kaisuiyokujo) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Hiroshima is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Hiroshima is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hiroshima when traveling from Madrid in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
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

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, visit Gion, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses) and Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary tool.

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 slightly colder days in Kanazawa, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

6
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 Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Akihabara, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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