22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paphos
Fly:  23 h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Paphos

6
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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Tokyo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Paphos to Tokyo. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, stroll around Matsumotojo Park, thenexamine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), thendeepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, and finally explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond, thensnap pictures at Kappa Bashi, and finally explore the activities along Taisho Pond.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto day trip app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the views from Megane Bridge, take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Dejima, thenstroll through Nagasaki Peace Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, thenexamine the collection at Nagasaki Museum of Traditional Performing Arts, thenadmire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ōura Church.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Matsumoto to Nagasaki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker tool.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway, make a trip to Himeji Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street, wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, thentake in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, thenstop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Himeji online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Himeji, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kobe
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

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: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Himeji in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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