22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip maker

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Train to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kobe
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nagoya
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Lodz

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Tokyo

— 5 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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey maker tool.

Lodz, Poland to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Lodz to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Lodz in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:

Kobe

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kobe: Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Himeji Castle, &more). There's much more to do: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, take in nature's colorful creations at Ashiya Rock Garden, shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and make a trip to Nunohiki River Valley.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kobe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Kobe, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker site.

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Fukuoka

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, then admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Archaeology Center, admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, then take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally make a trip to Hakata Station.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka journey maker.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online tour planner.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fukuoka in November; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Nagoya

— 1 night
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 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nagoya trip simple and quick.

Drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

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.