22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Train + Bus:  9 h 15 min
3
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, stop by Odaiba District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo online travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Fureai Pool Tamaho (in Gotemba), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Susono Fishing Park (in Susono). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's still lots 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.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online journey planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in July: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Fureai Pool Tamaho, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Susono Fishing Park, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kadena-cho), Onna-son (Blue Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, head outdoors with Akabaka Beach, head off the coast to Minnajima Island, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho day trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Motobu-cho takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 37°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Onna-son, Kayaking & Canoeing, Akabaka Beach, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and head outdoors with Yonehara Beach.

Planning Ishigaki trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. In July in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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 30th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°C in Hiroshima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Amore Beach (in Akashi). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Dotombori District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji, Amore Beach
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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