22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Nagano
— 3 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. You'll set off for Takayama on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Takayama

— 2 nights
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takayama Festival (Autumn), Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan) and Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit Sanmachi Suji. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), and then attend a local event at Takayama Festival (Autumn).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Takayama holiday site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Takayama in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In October in Takayama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Takayama

Events · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Nagano

— 3 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagano: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Daio Wasabi Farm (in Azumino). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Snow Monkey Resorts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Medicine Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima.

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Traveling by train from Takayama to Nagano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Nagano sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Nagoya on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nakasendo Tsumagojuku as well as Nakasendo Magome-juku. Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, and meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nagoya online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Nagoya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagano in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nagoya, with lows of 19°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Fukuoka

— 5 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.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Kumamoto (Sakuranobaba Johsaien & Kumamoto Castle) and Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nagoya to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Naha on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Naha

— 3 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Yachimun Street, examine the collection at Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naha journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Naha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fukuoka in October; daily highs in Naha reach 33°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Naha in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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.