22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
4
Toyosato-cho
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Osaka
— 3 nights

5
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hokkaido Jingu and Nakajima Park. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Otaru-shi General Museum, Otaru Aquarium, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, walk around Asahiyama Kinen Koen, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Maruyama Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo sightseeing planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Sapporo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 64°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama) and Kamakura Hiking Trails (in Kamakura). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at ARONA SPA, capture your vacation like a pro with Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online vacation maker.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya ©
Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya
Japan Wonder Travel ©
Japan Wonder Travel

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then stroll around Onshi Hakone Park, then hike along Hakone Stoneā€paved Road, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip site.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toyosato-cho.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Onshi Hakone Park ©
Onshi Hakone Park
Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art

2
nights
Toyosato-cho

Toyosato-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll around Inabe Nogyokoen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fujiwara-dake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shobo-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taga Taisha, and finally visit Taga Service Area (Outbound). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saimyo-ji Temple Main Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saimyo-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower, admire the natural beauty at Saimyo-ji Garden Horaitei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saimyo-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongorin-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongorin-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Toyosato-cho travel website.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Toyosato-cho takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in June: highs in Toyosato-cho hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyosato-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kora-cho, Inabe, Taga-cho, Aisho-cho
Highlights from your plan
Taga Taisha ©
Taga Taisha
Fujiwara-dake
Fujiwara-dake
Shobo-ji Temple ©
Shobo-ji Temple

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Mimurotoji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple in Uji (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Kyoto.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Toyosato-cho to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Uji
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Mimurotoji Temple ©
Mimurotoji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and finally walk around Nakanoshima Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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