22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toyooka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tamano
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara
— 1 day
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 8 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum. Edo-Tokyo Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, admire the natural beauty at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and visit Odaiba District.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Appreciate the collections at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto National Museum. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Asahiyaki in Uji, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Toyooka

— 2 nights
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
You've now added Kinosaki Onsen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Izushi Castle Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toyooka online visit planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Toyooka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Toyooka hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Tamano.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Tamano

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Marugame Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Himawari no Sato Manno, and then steep yourself in history at Kotohira-gu. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with Sanuki Manno Park, then identify plant and animal life at Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu), and then take a leisurely stroll along Uno Port.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tamano travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Tamano takes 3.5 hours. October in Tamano sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tamano

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Osaka

— 1 night
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.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Tamano to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Nara

— 1 day

Ancient City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nara trip maker site.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Nara sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Osaka

— 2 nights
To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in October, Osaka is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then wander the streets of Asakusa, and finally take a stroll through Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, then admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.