22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  6​h
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koyasan Danjo Garan and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho), Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more) and Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, get outside with Eeyan, and make a trip to Duskin Honsha 2F Terrace.

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Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of flight, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Yoshino-cho, Koya-cho, Duskin Honsha 2F Terrace, Tanizeno Tsuribashi
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Momijidani Park and Daishoin Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Gekijyo, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and explore and take pictures at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Ninna-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Nagoya Castle Hommarugoten, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then explore the activities along Yamazaki River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Minami Chita Beach Land, then take in the pleasant sights at Tokoname City Pottery Footpath, and then take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nagoya road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tokoname City Pottery Footpath, Minami Chita Beach Land
Highlights from your plan
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and then explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner .

Take a train from Nagoya to Hakone-machi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kamogawa Sea World and Chidorigafuchi. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamogawa Sea World, Ashikaga Flower Park
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi

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