22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden, stroll around Nagao Castle Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder tool.

Seattle, USA to Nagasaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. In May, Nagasaki is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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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). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get outside with Paddle Park, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima vacation builder site.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Okayama (Okayama Castle & Okayama Korakuen Garden) and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei (in Bizen). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, admire the sheer force of Tendaki Falls, and take in the pleasant sights at Takeda Teramachi Street.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji day trip app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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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: Osaka (Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary maker app.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Himeji in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Nagase house, &more), Amo Natural Park (in Hida) and Gokayama (in Nanto). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Omicho Market, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa travel planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Kanazawa in May, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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