22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Himeji
— 3 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights

2
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa tour planner.

Rome, Italy to Kanazawa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rome to Kanazawa. In September, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo Disneyland about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tokyo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Narukawa Art Museum, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mount Fuji, enjoy breathtaking views from Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Baths · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, Mount Fuji, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Mizuno Sportology Gallery). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, look for gifts at Kyo no Takumi, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday builder.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Yabu (Tarumino Ozakura & Tendaki Falls), Aotama Shrine (in Taka-cho) and Awaga Shrine (in Asago). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Okayama, Yabu, Aotama Shrine, Awaga Shrine, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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