22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Matsumoto
— Few hours
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi
— 1 day
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Nikko
— 1 day
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Tokyo
— 7 nights

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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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo is 7 hours. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Shirakawa-mura on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Tokyo to Shirakawa-mura takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Shirakawa-mura are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

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night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've added Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle Park, Maeda Tosanomori Shoryokan Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then get engrossed in the history at Maeda Tosanomori Shoryokan Museum, then stroll around Kanazawa Castle Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
3.9
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Religious Site
Ninja Temple
3.9

6
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.
You've added Kyoto Tower, Shinkyogoku Shopping District, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Osaka Castle. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Dotombori District in Dotombori, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey maker app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine and Daishoin Temple. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then head off the coast to Miyajima, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7

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nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple and then walk around Nara Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Must see
Nara Park
4.5
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
4.7

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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hours
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Matsumoto Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, and then contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Historic Site
Yohashira Shrine
3.6
Neighborhood
Nawate Shopping District
2.5

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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1
day
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip builder site.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
4.1

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Nikko on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

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1
day
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ryuzu Waterfall as well as Rinno-ji Temple. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, then explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, and finally admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in July: highs in Nikko hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Religious Site
Nikko Tosho-gu
4.4
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Waterfall
Kegon Falls
4.1
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Water Body
Lake Chuzenji
4.1

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of Nature and Science, Statue of Liberty, Unicorn Gundam Statue, and other attractions. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Asakusa and Takeshita Street. Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo Central Railway Station will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Tokyo: wander the streets of Akihabara and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in July: highs in Tokyo hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Asakusa
4.5
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
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Neighborhood
Akihabara
3.9

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