22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Yokohama
— 1 night
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Kamakura
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kobe
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kagoshima
— 1 night
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Naha
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then get engrossed in the history at Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi.

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

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Hakodate is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time to Japan Standard Time is 2.5 hours. June in Hakodate sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Yokohama Silk Museum, wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, then take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama online travel route planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Yokohama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in June: high temperatures in Yokohama hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

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Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Yokohama to Kamakura in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yokohama in June, you will find days in Kamakura are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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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 Edo-Tokyo Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, visit Akihabara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

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You can drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in June, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, then explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sankodai.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), then examine the collection at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Takayama day trip website.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Takayama, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©

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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 Nijo Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ginkakuji Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, make a trip to Chion-in Temple Sammon, and stop by Horando, Togetsukyo Honten.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally look for gifts at Minalima Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Suma Beach, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kobe sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kobe, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimmaiko Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kobe to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Shimmaiko Beach
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Miyajima History Folk Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sengan-en, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, and then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima trip maker site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration

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Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get outside with Tropical Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, then kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naha trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kagoshima to Naha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kagoshima in June, with highs in Naha at 34°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tropical Beach, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Highlights from your plan
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen ©
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Tropical Beach ©
Tropical Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, get active on the water at Fusaki Beach, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach, and then explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Naha to Ishigaki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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