22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 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 striking features of Tokyo Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Asaya Winery (in Koshu) and Spas (in Okaya). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), enjoy breathtaking views from Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in September, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
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, stop by Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, capture your vacation like a pro with Photoguider-Japan, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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 Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planning tool.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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