22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

2
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 Jodoji Temple (in Ono), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Onsen Resorts, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Himeji online trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Himeji is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe, Jodoji Temple, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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 it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Universal Studios Japan, Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
nights
Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stop by Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in February, you will find days in Nagoya are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ise
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to Neagarimatsu, make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Castle Hashizume Gate Tsuzukiyagura. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then make a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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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