22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  18​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Tokyo is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

2
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.
Plan trip to Kyoto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums

2
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip app .

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 August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

7
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki travel planner .

Getting from Osaka to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Ishigaki to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ishigaki in August since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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