22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Tottori
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
5
Kikuchi
— 2 nights
6
Aso
— 2 nights
7
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
8
Osaka
— 4 nights

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 Osaka Free Walking Tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka online journey planner.

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Osaka is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect Osaka to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Tottori.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Tours
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Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Osaka Free Walking Tour ©
Osaka Free Walking Tour
National Bunraku Theater ©
National Bunraku Theater

2
nights
Tottori

Tottori ©
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki, witness a stunning natural landmark at Arayu, thenexamine the collection at Tottori Karo Kanikkokan, and finally don't miss a visit to Tottori Castle Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Tottori Sand Dunes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakuto Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mitoku, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally steep yourself in history at Jinpu-kaku Hall.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Tottori tour planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tottori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tottori: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Misasa-cho, Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki, Arayu
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Hakuto Shrine ©
Hakuto Shrine
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes
Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple
Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

Find out how to plan Hiroshima trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Tottori to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Miyajima
Miyajima

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
You've now added Kumamoto Castle to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Kumamoto are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Kikuchi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden

2
nights
Kikuchi

Kikuchi ©
Kikuchi is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kikuchi Shrine and then appreciate the views at Kikuchi Gorge. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Yamaga Lanterns Folk Crafts Museum, thenstop by Michi-no-Eki Shichijo Melon Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Historical Park Kikuchi Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kikuchi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Kikuchi takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Kikuchi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Aso.

Things to do in Kikuchi

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Yamaga
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Kikuchi Gorge ©
Kikuchi Gorge
Kikuchi Shrine ©
Kikuchi Shrine
Yamaga Lanterns Folk Crafts Museum ©
Yamaga Lanterns Folk Crafts Museum

2
nights
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 5th (Mon), get impressive views of Mt. Aso, thentake a memorable drive along Kusasenrigahama, thenexamine the collection at Aso Volcano Museum, and finally get outside with Aso Panorama Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aso Geopark.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aso day trip site.

You can drive from Kikuchi to Aso in 1.5 hours. October in Aso sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Aso

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mt. Aso
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line
Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama

4
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Change things up with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online route planner.

You can drive from Aso to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for Osaka on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Shochikuza as well as Hozenji Yokocho. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). See some other sides of Osaka: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planning tool.

Fly from Nagasaki to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji Castle
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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