22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Yamanouchi-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some historical perspective at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima vacation website.

London, UK to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hiroshima is 9 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himeji Castle and Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Japan Toy Museum and Himeji Peace Museum. Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Okayama (Sun Station Terrace Okayama, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, and stop by Myochin Hompo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji day trip app.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Okayama, Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine, Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

4
nights
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park), The World Money Box Museum (in Amagasaki) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, The World Money Box Museum
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Visiting Mount Fuji and Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Fujinomiya Route (in Fujinomiya), Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura) and Jurigi Highlands (in Susono). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, play a few rounds at Fuji Classic, look for all kinds of wild species at Sankodai, and admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fujinomiya Route, Mt. Ishiwari, Jurigi Highlands, Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

3
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Take a break from the city and head to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area. Explore Yamanouchi-machi's surroundings by going to Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura), Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park (in Takayama-mura) and Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen and get outside with Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, plan for little chillier nights in Yamanouchi-machi, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nozawa Onsen, Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park, Kijimadaira Ski Resort
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area

5
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.
Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka will appeal to museum buffs. Edo-Tokyo Museum and Odaiba District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi in Hayama-machi, approximately Hayama-machi away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and stop by Akihabara.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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