22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Nagoya
— 3 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Awaji
— 1 night
6
Kobe
— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Tokyo. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in August; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Family-friendly places like Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and Tokugawa Art Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & Nagashima Spa Land). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Nagoya Castle, get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, and savor the flavors at Nagoya Foodie.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nagoya tour builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Nagoya sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Kuwana
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Koya-cho (Kodai-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, shop like a local with Dotombori District, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Gion. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Awaji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Awaji

Awaji ©
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
You've now added Nijigen no Mori to your itinerary. On the 25th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Nijigen no Mori.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Awaji route builder app.

Getting from Kyoto to Awaji by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Awaji can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks · Theme Parks
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Nijigen no Mori ©
Nijigen no Mori

3
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
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.
Attractions like Himeji Castle and Suma Aqualife Park Kobe make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kobe side-trips: Himeji (Otemae Street, Koko-en, &more). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kobe trip planner.

You can drive from Awaji to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kobe sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himeji
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kobe Animal Kingdom ©
Kobe Animal Kingdom