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
— 3 nights
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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 see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Shirakawa-mura.

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa-mura tour planning tool.

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

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle Park, Maeda Tosanomori Shoryokan Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then get engrossed in the history at Maeda Tosanomori Shoryokan Museum, then stroll around Kanazawa Castle Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online route planner.

You can drive from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

6
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto Tower, Shinkyogoku Shopping District, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. Step out of Kyoto to go to Dotombori and see Dotombori District, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing tool.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the 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
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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): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, head off the coast to Miyajima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 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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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kasuga Grand Shrine. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
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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

few
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, then stop by Nawate Shopping District, and then contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto online visit planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsumoto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Matsumoto, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Yohashira Shrine
3.6
Neighborhood
Nawate Shopping District
2.5

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Tokyo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

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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 explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (25°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
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
4.1

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip website.

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. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You'll set off for Nikko on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

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1
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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.
You've now added Rinno-ji Temple to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nikko online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Kegon Falls
4.1
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Religious Site
Nikko Tosho-gu
4.4
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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. Senso-ji Temple and Takeshita Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Akihabara, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in July: highs in Tokyo hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 21:
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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