22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo online tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can 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), Susono Fishing Park (in Susono) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fureai Pool Tamaho, Mount Fuji, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Susono Fishing Park, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Motobu-cho: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kadena-cho), Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son) and Onna-son (Blue Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, head off the coast to Minnajima Island, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, and head outdoors with Bisezaki.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho day trip planning site .

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, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, with highs in Motobu-cho at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Onna-son, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Akabaka Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough 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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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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), head off the coast to Miyajima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, plan for little chillier nights in Hiroshima, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Himeji (Koko-en Garden & Himeji Castle), Amore Beach (in Akashi) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Gion.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to 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
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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