22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Sendai
— 2 nights
3
Hachinohe
— 1 night
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
5
Sapporo
— 2 nights
6
Himeji
— 2 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 1 night
8
Tokushima
— 2 nights
9
Hiroshima
— Few hours
10
Osaka
— 3 nights
11
Tokyo
— 1 night

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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip builder.

Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, then don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, and finally browse the different shops at S-Pal Sendai. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Godaido, and finally make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sendai driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Sendai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Sendai to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Matsushima-machi
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Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Zuiganji ©
Zuiganji
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden

1
night
Hachinohe

Hachinohe ©
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
On the 14th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Hasshoku Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabushima Shrine, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tanesashi Coast.

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Traveling by car from Sendai to Hachinohe takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hachinohe when traveling from Sendai in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Hasshoku Center ©
Hasshoku Center
Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast
Kabushima Shrine ©
Kabushima Shrine

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and then make a trip to Hachimanzaka. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, take a stroll through Motomachi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakodate online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hachinohe to Hakodate takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hakodate are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal and then stroll around Odori Park. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Sapporo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Sapporo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Himeji.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Sapporo to Himeji by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Himeji is somewhat warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge ©
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder.

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 July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tokushima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

2
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokushima trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokushima by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hiroshima in July: highs in Tokushima hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokushima

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Naruto
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Naruto Strait ©
Naruto Strait
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

few
hours
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
On the 24th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online day trip planner.

Getting from Tokushima to Hiroshima by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokushima in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
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 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and then examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka visit site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Ginza, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and then explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning site.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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