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
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Koya-cho
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
8
Onna-son
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
9
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.
To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

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. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to 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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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

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.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip website .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for 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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for 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 find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka travel route builder website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho sightseeing app .

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Koya-cho to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Onna-son.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

4
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Onna-son holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Osaka to Onna-son in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. August in Onna-son sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Onna-son to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. On the 14th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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