22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia tour planner

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Fly to Naha Airport / JASDF Naha Air Base, Drive to Okinawa City
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Okinawa City
— 2 nights
Drive to Naha Airport / JASDF Naha Air Base, Fly to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Okinawa City

— 2 nights
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okinawa City: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Okichan Theater, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to American Village, look for gifts at Kaboten no Mise Nakasone, get in on the family fun at Southeast Botanical Gardens, and Head underground at Blue Cave.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Okinawa City trip itinerary planning site.

Manchester, UK to Okinawa City is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also travel. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and make a trip to Peace Flame.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Hiroshima itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okinawa City to Hiroshima. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Kyoto

— 5 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 out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, view the masterpieces at Kutaniyaki Kaburaki, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, and finally make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Tokyo

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 20th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo attractions site.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 12°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

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.