22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Hateruma-jima
— 1 day
Travel:  4​h 45​min
4
Taketomi-jima
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tokashiki-son
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Onna-son
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Himeji
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Montreal

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samurai Armor Photo Studio, Tokyo Pub Crawl, Ebisuya Asakusa, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), don't miss a visit to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Tokyo. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You've now added Ryukyu no Kaze Live Stage to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Painagama Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, stroll through Toguchi no Hama, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima itinerary maker .

Fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

1
day
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hateruma-jima road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miyakojima to Hateruma-jima. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off toTaketomi-jima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
night
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Taketomi-jima journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Taketomi-jima. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier

1
night
Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach and then kick back and relax at Aharen Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokashiki-son trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taketomi-jima to Tokashiki-son. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Furuzamami Beach
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

2
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nirai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Onna-son trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tokashiki-son to Onna-son in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Onna-son are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nirai Beach
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 6th (Mon), head off the coast to Miyajima and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning app .

Getting from Onna-son to Hiroshima by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. In April, Hiroshima is slightly colder than Onna-son - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Otemae Street, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, then contemplate the long history of Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), and then take a stroll through Chinatown (Nankinmachi).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip builder tool .

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April in Himeji, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kobe
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai) ©

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.
Visit Nijo-jo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Imperial Palace, make a trip to Gion, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka Castle, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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