22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Amman
flight:  14 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Yokohama
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Kamakura
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Nikko
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Nara
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
9
Tsukuba
— 1 night
train:  1 h 30 min
10
Tokyo
— 3 nights
flight:  18 h
End: Amman

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, Asakusa Underground Shopping Street, Asakusa Nishisando, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel planning app.

Amman, Jordan to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amman to Tokyo is 7 hours. Traveling from Amman in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, thenwalk around Yamashita Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yokohama day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, thensteep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kamakura online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Yokohama to Kamakura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yokohama, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Enoshima Island
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, thencontemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushido. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, go for a walk through Senjogahara Field, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, thensteep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nikko trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Nikko takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and wander the streets of Gion.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto journey planning website.

Traveling by train from Nikko to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Nikko in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, look for gifts at Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, wander the streets of Dotombori District, take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple 5 Stories Pagoda, thenwalk around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nara trip maker tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April in Nara, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, thenmake a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, thenexplore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Okonomimura.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Nara to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Tsukuba.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Tsukuba

Tsukuba ©
Situated just north of the country's capital, Tsukuba holds an established reputation as a thriving center for science research and education, earning the title "Japan's Science City." Originally planned in the 1960s as a spillover city of Tokyo and leading center for science, today Tsukuba attracts budding scientists from across the globe, all keen to see its innovative space centers, expos, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): engage your brain at Tsukuba Space Center, make a trip to Tsukubasan Shrine, thendon't miss a visit to Gama Rock, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Tsukuba, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Oda Castle Remains.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tsukuba trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Hiroshima to Tsukuba with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: highs in Tsukuba hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tsukuba

Childrens Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
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Tsukuba Space Center ©
Tsukuba Space Center
Mount Tsukuba ©
Mount Tsukuba
Tsukubasan Shrine ©
Tsukubasan Shrine

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Odaiba District, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and visit Akihabara.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tsukuba to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Tsukuba, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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