22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  14 h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Himeji
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  2 h 30 min
6
Yokohama
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Nanto
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
10
Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Takayama
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h
12
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  2 h
13
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Chiba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Manchester

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Front Osaka, Pokemon Center Osaka, Shinsekai, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, don't miss a visit to Shinsekai, thenlook for gifts at Pokemon Center Osaka, and finally browse the different shops at Grand Front Osaka.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Osaka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Himeji fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
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Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
You've now added Miyajima to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): head off the coast to Miyajima, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi online journey planner.

Hatsukaichi is very close to Hiroshima. October in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji, Sagano Romantic Train, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, thensteep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto journey planner.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Yokohama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
day
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.
You've now added Yokohama Chinatown to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama and then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yokohama trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of train and subway from Kyoto to Yokohama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Yokohama sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

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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.
For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa travel route builder site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nanto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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Nanto

Nanto ©
Gokayama has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): wander the streets of Gokayama.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nanto trip builder website.

Drive from Kanazawa to Nanto in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Nanto

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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hours
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Nanto to Shirakawa-mura in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama travel planner.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Street Kart Shinagawa #2 as well as Robot Restaurant.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Shinagawa #2 ©
Street Kart Shinagawa #2
Robot Restaurant ©
Robot Restaurant

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Ropeway as well as The Hakone Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online tour builder.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chiba.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Spas Theme Parks Baths
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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Chiba

Chiba
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Chiba tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Chiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Chiba, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chiba

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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