22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + train:  16​h
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Nara
— 1 day
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 9 nights
train:  1​h
6
Yokohama
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Ekie has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Hiroshima is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, you will find days in Hiroshima are cooler (11°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotonbori and Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Head to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyofor some retail therapy. Take a break from Osaka with a short trip to Himeji Castle in Himeji, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka travel planning website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Himeji Castle
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then stop by Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo, and finally stroll around Nara Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nara road trip planning website .

Getting from Osaka to Nara by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In February in Nara, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Asahiyaki.

Make your Kyoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

9
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ginza and Sensō-ji. For shopping fun, head to Takeshita Street or Asakusa. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo vacation maker app .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): wander the streets of Minato Mirai 21, then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, then stop by Mooneyes Area-1, and finally contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

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