22 days in Kansai & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Kansai & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Himeji
— 2 nights
2
Koya-cho
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
4
Tokyo
— 8 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more), Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and Ako City Folk Shiryokan (in Ako). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Himeji travel app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Himeji is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Istanbul to Himeji due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Himeji. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kobe, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Matsue Swimming Beach, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Ako City Folk Shiryokan
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

3
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Get out of town with these interesting Koya-cho side-trips: Studio Yamato Zakura (in Yamatotakada), Kiishosoji Temple (in Gose) and Makimuku Old Tomb (in Sakurai).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koya-cho trip planner.

Getting from Himeji to Koya-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Koya-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Studio Yamato Zakura, Kannonyama Fruits Garden, Kiishosoji Temple, Makimuku Old Tomb
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai ©
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Kotokuji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway, Kōtoku-in, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, stop by Odaiba District, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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