22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
1
Ashikaga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Chichibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Shirakawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Yoshino-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Explore Ashikaga's surroundings by going to Furumine Jinja (in Kanuma), Sano Premium Outlet (in Sano) and Mikamoyama Park (in Tochigi). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tsukuba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ashikaga Orihime Jinjya, don't miss a visit to Tsukubasan Shrine, and take in the views from Watarasebashi Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashikaga trip itinerary website.

Charlotte, USA to Ashikaga is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Charlotte to Ashikaga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect nights in Ashikaga to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Tsukuba, Sano, Furumine Jinja, Mikamoyama Park
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Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Mount Tsukuba ©
Mount Tsukuba
Kurita Museum ©
Kurita Museum

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: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashikaga to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ashikaga in August, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chichibu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Chichibu

Chichibu ©
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
Hitsujiyama Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mitsumine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Zuiryusan Hounji Temple - No. 30 Amulets Place, thentake a stroll through Seibu Chichibu Nakamise Street, and finally walk around Hitsujiyama Park. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hozenji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hodosan Shrine, thensnap pictures at Chichibu Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chichibu trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Chichibu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nagatoro-machi
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Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks ©
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
Hozenji Temple ©
Hozenji Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nagase house, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, contemplate the long history of Wada House, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and finally contemplate the long history of Myozenji Temple. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kanda house, snap pictures at Deai Bridge, thentake an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and finally contemplate the long history of Shirakawago.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chichibu to Shirakawa-mura takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or fly. In August in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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Tenshukakau Observatory ©
Tenshukakau Observatory
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

3
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
You've now added Nachi Mitaki Falls to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nachikatsura-cho: Shingu (Kumano Hayatama Taisha & Kamikura Shrine) and Kushimoto-cho (Hashigui Rock, Shiono Cape Tourist Tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, see the interesting displays at Taiji Whale Museum, and walk around Nachi Highland Park.

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You can drive from Shirakawa-mura to Nachikatsura-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Shirakawa-mura in August, Nachikatsura-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yoshino-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kushimoto-cho, Shingu, Taiji Whale Museum
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha

2
nights
Yoshino-cho

Yoshino-cho ©
You've now added Mt. Yoshino to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tonanin, thencontemplate the long history of Kinpusenji Temple, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoshimizu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Ishibutai Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinbu Shrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yoshino-cho trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Yoshino-cho takes 3.5 hours. August in Yoshino-cho sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ishibutai Tomb, Hase-dera Temple
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Yoshimizu Shrine ©
Yoshimizu Shrine
Ishibutai Tomb
Ishibutai Tomb
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yoshino-cho to Kyoto takes 2 hours. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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