22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights

5
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tokyo, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Musee de la Fleur, Fleuri (in Shika-machi). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa journey planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Musee de la Fleur, Fleuri
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Bizen (Hattoji Furusatomura & Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Tarumino Ozakura, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and admire the sheer force of Tendaki Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji journey planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bizen, Yabu, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Takeda Teramachi Street, Kunimi no Mori Park
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

4
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 Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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