22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, thenexamine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21, thenwander the streets of Sakae, thenengage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Lachic.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip planning site.

Helsinki, Finland to Nagoya is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to Nagoya. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get much warmer in Nagoya: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sakae
Sakae
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at Zojo-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asakusa Shrine and Hozomon. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, take in the architecture and design of University of Tokyo, and stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), get behind the scenes at Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, thentake a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, thencontemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, thenmake a trip to NYK Hikawamaru, and finally stroll around Yamashita Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yokohama trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanzen-in Temple. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Yokohama to Kyoto by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, thenwander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally shop like a local with Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, stop by Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, thencontemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka online trip builder.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

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Traveling by flight from Osaka to Onna-son takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. In October, Onna-son is a bit warmer than Osaka - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, Katsuren Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Yabiji and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip site.

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5 hours. In October in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenkick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Hakata Doll Shop Shogetsudo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hakata Station, thenget engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Fukuoka route builder.

Getting from Ishigaki to Fukuoka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in October, expect Fukuoka to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata ©
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

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