22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
+2
Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Tram to Hamamatsucho, Train to Kanazawa
1
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train to Nagoya, Fly to Kumamoto
2
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Kumamoto, Train to Kagoshima Chuo Station, Ferry to Yakushima-cho
3
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Shari-cho
— 1 night
Fly
5
Nanjo
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

3
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Popular historic sites such as Kita Family House and Wada House are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Tojimbo Cliff and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama) and Takayama Jinya (in Takayama). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple and contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Kanazawa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kanazawa. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect Kanazawa to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Takayama Jinya ©
Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
4.5
Oyama Shrine ©
Historic Site
Oyama Shrine
4.1

1
night
Takachiho-cho

The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, and finally take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Kunimigaoka, and then identify plant and animal life at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho tour planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kanazawa to Takachiho-cho in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. November in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Kaguraden ©
Must see
Kaguraden
4.3
Manai Falls ©
Waterfall
Manai Falls
4.5
Kunimigaoka ©
Must see
Kunimigaoka
4.1

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Step out of the city life by going to Yakusugi Land and Shakunagenomori Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taikoiwa and Wilson Stump. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Oko no Taki Fall, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ushidokomoisho.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 70°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your trip
Yakusugi Land ©
National Park
Yakusugi Land
4.6
Oko no Taki Fall
Waterfall
Oko no Taki Fall
4.7

1
night
Shari-cho

Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center, then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Shari-cho by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in December, with highs in Shari-cho at 33°F and lows at 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Water Body
Shiretoko Goko Lake
4.4

2
nights
Nanjo

With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Popular historic sites such as The Tower of Himeyuri and Katsuren Castle Ruins are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Manzamo. Explore Nanjo's surroundings by going to Cape Zampa (in Yomitan-son), Naminoue-gu Shrine (in Naha) and Blue Cave (in Onna-son). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and have some family-friendly fun at Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nanjo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Nanjo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Shari-cho in December, expect Nanjo to be much hotter, temps between 70°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nanjo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Sefa-Utaki ©
Historic Site
Sefa-Utaki
4.2
The Tower of Himeyuri ©
Historic Site
The Tower of Himeyuri
4.4
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hama-jima Island (The Phantom Island) and Pemuchi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nishihama Beach and Kondoi Beach. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nanjo to Ishigaki takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomori Imugya Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Step out of the city life by going to Shimojiiima Island and Aragusuku Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and explore the activities along Toriike Pond.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Similar trips

23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: January, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, teens, popular sights Preferences: April, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: February, kids Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in South Korea & Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM RUSSIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, kids, culture Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more trips