22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Doha

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, and visit Akihabara.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route site.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Tokyo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Visiting Mount Fuji and Sankodai will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, trek along Momiji Tunnel, admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., and don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi visit planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll explore and learn at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Naramachi Museum, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts, see the interesting displays at Chado Research Center Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June: highs in Kyoto hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Himeji Castle and Nishi no Maru will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Hattoji Furusatomura and Mt. Takamikura will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Tendaki Falls (in Yabu), Asago (Takeda Castle Ruins, Ritsuun Gorge, &more) and Mt. Kuma (in Bizen). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

Start your trip to Himeji by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in June: highs in Himeji hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Asago, Bizen, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Tendaki Falls, Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Yamato Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kotogahama Beach (in Oda), Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Itsukushima Shrine Torii) and Saijo (in Higashihiroshima). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Kotogahama Beach, Saijo
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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