22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
train:  3 h
1
Joetsu
— 3 nights
train:  4 h
2
Fujiyoshida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Fukuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 7 nights
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Joetsu

Joetsu ©
Get outdoors at Jogehama Beach and Hoshitoge Rice Terraces. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nagaoka Toki to Shizen no Gakushukan and Yahiko Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Joetsu: Bijinbayashi (in Tokamachi), Toyama (Toyama Glass Art Museum & Toyama Castle) and Yahiko-mura (Yahikoyama Panorama Tower & Yahiko Park).

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Joetsu trip tool.

Tokyo to Joetsu is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You'll set off for Fujiyoshida on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Joetsu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yahiko-mura, Tokamachi, Toyama, Nagaoka Toki to Shizen no Gakushukan
Highlights from your plan
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces ©
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum

2
nights
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Fujiyoshida vacation planner.

You can drive from Joetsu to Fujiyoshida in 4 hours. In March in Fujiyoshida, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nagoya Castle and Ise Shrine Geku. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana) and Ise (Jingu Chokokan Museum, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagoya online journey planner.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujiyoshida in March, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Nabana no Sato
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Fukuyama

Fukuyama ©
A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Tomo Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukuzen-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Io-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomo no Ura, and finally head off the coast to Hyakkan Island. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kurashiki Ivy Square, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, then step into the grandiose world of Fukuyama Castle Musem, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fukuyama Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuyama tour planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Fukuyama in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nagoya in March, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Fukuyama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kurashiki
Highlights from your plan
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Genkoan, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online road trip planner.

You can drive from Fukuyama to Kyoto in 4 hours. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

7
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba. Take a break from the city and head to Rock Garden and Marugami Falls. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Mt. Mitake (in Ome), Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Asaina Sunken Road, &more) and Akiruno (Minamisawa Ajisaiyama & Akigawa Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Akihabara, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ogano-machi, Ome, Yokosuka, Akiruno
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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