22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Mexico City

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Gokayama (in Nanto). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online travel planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Kanazawa is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Mexico City to Kanazawa due to the time zone difference. In July, Kanazawa is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Gongenmori Beach, Gokayama
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Amore Beach (in Akashi), Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Yamanaka Aburaten, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji, Osaka, Amore Beach
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima tour builder app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Kenshin Falls (in Hayakawa-cho), Hakone-machi (Owaku-dani Valley, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in July, things will get little chillier in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Kenshin Falls, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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