22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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 Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Asakusa Shrine and teamLab☆Planets. Museum-lovers will get to explore Madame Tussauds Tokyo and Kanda Myojin. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sengaku-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, admire the landmark architecture of Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hozomon.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning app.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 15 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Tokyo. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kyoto Railway Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and stop by Pontocho District.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Toji ©
Toji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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.
You've added Hiroshima Castle, Atomic Bomb Dome, YouMe Town Hiroshima, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mazda Museum and JMSDF Kure Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Daishoin Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Sonko-ji Temple, Senjokaku, &more) and Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, browse the different shops at Fuji Grand Hiroshima, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum, Mazda Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

9
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Visit Kashima Jingu and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) for their historical value. Head to Ginza and Shimokitazawafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama). See some other sides of Tokyo: make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), and steep yourself in history at 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Jindai-ji Temple, Katori Jingu Shrine
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Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

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