22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
2
Himeji
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Kurama and Nara Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Toshodai-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. In September, Kyoto is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Himeji Castle and Gin no Basha Michi. Visiting Keino Matsubara Beach and Katashibo Bamboo Forest will get you outdoors. Take a break from Himeji with a short trip to Ritsuun Gorge in Asago, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Matogata Beach, head outdoors with Mt Shosha hiking, and steep yourself in history at Aga Shrine.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ritsuun Gorge, Keino Matsubara Beach, Katashibo Bamboo Forest
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Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Aga Shrine ©
Aga Shrine

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Senjokaku. Get outdoors at Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mitsumine Shrine and Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg.. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saiko Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Shimoda (Tatadohama Beach, Kisami Ohama Beach, &more) and Waketamaike Spring (in Fujinomiya). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, walk around Oishi Park, and identify plant and animal life at Sankodai.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip website.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimoda, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mitsumine Shrine, Waketamaike Spring
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Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Motosuko Lake ©
Motosuko Lake

5
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.
Let the collections at Nezu Museum and Oya History Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Oyama Rice Terraces (in Kamogawa) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, take a stroll through Ueno District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya, and take a peaceful walk through Yokohama Nature Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mt. Takao, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Oya History Museum, Oyama Rice Terraces
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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