22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Nagiso-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
8
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  2​h
9
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Dazaifu
— Few hours
train:  30​min
11
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  2​h
12
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yanaka, Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Stone‐paved Road, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©

2
nights
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku. Keep things going the next day: trek along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nagiso-machi trip site .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Nagiso-machi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nagiso-machi, with lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Takayama are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

few
hours
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

Plan my Shirakawa-mura trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagamachi Neighborhood, Nomura Family Samurai House, Higashichaya Old Town, and other attractions you added.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions you added.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto sightseeing tool .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara Park, Hozugawa River Boat Ride
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koko-en Garden as well as Himeji Castle. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji driving holiday website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine as well as Daishoin Temple.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Dazaifu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

few
hours
Dazaifu

Dazaifu
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kyushu National Museum. On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komyozen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and then examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Dazaifu visit planning website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Dazaifu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dazaifu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Dazaifu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple
Kyushu National Museum ©
Kyushu National Museum

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner .

Fukuoka is just a short distance from Dazaifu. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sofukuji Temple, Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, Mt. Inasa, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Dejima and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sofukuji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Sofukuji Temple ©
Sofukuji Temple

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Osaka, with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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