22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Dazaifu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
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 (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen) and Fukube Falls (in Hakusan). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa travel route planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Fukube Falls
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Konohana--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
nights
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: Yabu (Tendaki Falls & Tarumino Ozakura), Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka) and Takeda Castle Ruins (in Asago). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kuma, and steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yabu, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura, Mt. Kuma, Daisen Outlook
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Dazaifu.

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 Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Dazaifu

Dazaifu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagahama Fish Market as well as Canal City Hakata. Venture out of the city with trips to Yoshinogari Historical Park (in Yoshinogari-cho), Takeo (Mifuneyama Rakuen & Takeo City Library) and Mamedamachi Shopping Street (in Hita).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dazaifu trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Dazaifu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dazaifu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dazaifu

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Takeo, Fukuoka, Mamedamachi Shopping Street, Yoshinogari Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple
Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park

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