22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 4 nights

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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: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, walk around Ueno Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

1
night
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 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Gion.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary tool.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Walking tours, Nara Park, &more), Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and shop like a local with Minami (Namba).

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5

3
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

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 (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Island
Miyajima
4.8
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7

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Naha

Naha ©

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, indulge your taste buds at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, push the limits with Street Kart Okinawa, and don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naha journey builder tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Naha by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Naha: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Shurijo Castle
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Bridge
Kouri Ohashi
4.5

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