17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Narita
— 1 day
2
Tateyama
— 1 night
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
4
Nikko
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
8
Himeji
— 1 night
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

1
day
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, thenwalk around Naritasan Park, thensteep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Shisui Premium Outlets.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Narita route builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Narita is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Narita. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Narita at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tateyama.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Shisui Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Naritasan Park ©
Naritasan Park

1
night
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kembutsu Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hojo Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Flower Fields of Chikura-cho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merasaki Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tateyama online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Narita to Tateyama takes 2 hours. Traveling from Narita in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tateyama, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Flower Fields of Chikura-cho
Highlights from your plan
Hojo Beach ©
Hojo Beach
Merasaki Shrine ©
Merasaki Shrine

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Atami Sun Beach, contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art. On your second day here, get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Hakone Shisseikaen, and then examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tateyama to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tateyama in November, expect Hakone-machi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gotemba Premium Outlets, Atami Sun Beach
Highlights from your plan
Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Yudaki Falls, explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shoyoen, and finally contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nikko tour website.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Nikko, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, wander the streets of Ginza, and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, thenshop like a local with Omotesando, and then take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online holiday planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in November: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
On the 10th (Sat), take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, thenvisit Dotombori District, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, thenstep into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then walk around Nara Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
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 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, thenadmire the natural beauty at Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden, and finally make a trip to Kameyama Gobo Hontokuji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji vacation planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yamato Museum and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Get in touch with nature at Bay Side Beach Saka and Miyajima. Venture out of the city with trips to Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

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. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Bay Side Beach Saka
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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