22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 day
train:  2​h
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Nara
— 1 day
train:  1​h
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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've added Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Kiddy Land Harajuku, Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe & Bar Owl Village, Harajuku, then take a stroll through Takeshita Street, then stop by Kiddy Land Harajuku, and finally stop by Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with Street Kart Shibuya, then pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Center-gai.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, Owaku-dani Valley and Odawara Castle. On the 27th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, go for a walk through Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi holiday app .

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Odawara Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Sensō-ji, Sakura Photo Studio, and other attractions you added. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. See some other sides of Tokyo: meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip tool .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planning app .

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Himeji, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've now added Isuien Garden to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nara trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
You've added Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Teramachi-dori Street, Kamogawa River, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation maker app .

Traveling by train from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in June, plan for little chillier nights in Kyoto, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Cat Cafe Mocha, Ikebukuro West, Namjatown, Sunshine City Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten, and other attractions to your itinerary. See even more of Tokyo: admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Sanrio Puroland
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise ©
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Tokyo Central Railway Station ©
Tokyo Central Railway Station
Sanrio Puroland ©
Sanrio Puroland

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