22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 1 day
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
4
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Kobe
Train
7
Nara
Train
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
9
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Drive
10
Takehara
— 1 day
Drive
11
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
12
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive
13
Yamanashi
— 1 day
Drive
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Osaka — 6 nights

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 list of things to see and do now includes Nipponbashi Denden Town, Shinsekai, Hozenji Yokocho, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Rental Kimono OKAMOTO Main Shop, Chawanzaka, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Osaka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nagoya.
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Nagoya — 1 day

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You've now added LEGOLAND Japan to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle and then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Japan.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nagoya online trip maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Osaka in July: highs in Nagoya hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.
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Osaka — 1 night

On the 13th (Thu), shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Osaka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in July, you will find days in Osaka are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 1 day

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've added Nene-no-Michi, Maruyama Park, Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), take a spin around town with Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.
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Osaka — 1 night

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Kobe on the 15th (Sat).
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Kobe

Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 15th (Sat), take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kobe day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nara.
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Nara

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nara online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kobe to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Kobe in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Nara, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Osaka.
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Osaka — 1 night

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Takehara.
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Takehara — 1 day

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Okunoshima Island Poison Gas Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island, then contemplate the long history of Power Plant Ruins, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Takehara Townscape Preservation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Takehara road trip tool.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Takehara in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hiroshima in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Takehara: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 1 night

City of Peace

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takehara to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll around Yoyogi Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning website.

Fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yamanashi.
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Yamanashi — 1 day

Your day by day itinerary now includes Maizuru Castle Park, Chureito Pagoda, Oshino Hakkai, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Yamanaka, make a trip to Oshino Hakkai, don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, then walk around Maizuru Castle Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takeda Shrine.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yamanashi trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Yamanashi in 2 hours. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yamanashi, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 8 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Tokyo. Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka (about 40 minutes away). See some other sides of Tokyo: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yamanashi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Yamanashi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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