22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Bus to Odawara, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Shimokitazawa and Hokkaido Foodist, Yaesu. Visit Nezu Shrine and Asakusa Shrine for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip website.

Birmingham, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Tokyo is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art and then admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nanzen-ji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Suiro kaku, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in November: highs in Kyoto hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Fukuoka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanzeon Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku, and then stop by Fukuoka Washita Shop.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka visit planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. November in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Tokyo

— 6 nights
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kiddy Land Harajuku and teamLab Borderless. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and Toshogu Shrine. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei), Jindai-ji Temple (in Chofu) and Kichijoji (in Musashino). Enjoy Tokyo some more: indulge in some personalized pampering at ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage - Tokyo, walk around Meiji Jingu Gaien, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, and hike along Karakida Trail.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 26:

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.