24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Narita
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Urayasu
— 2 nights
subway:  1​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Nikko
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
8
Nara
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
12
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Narita
— 1 day
train + Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles

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hours
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.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Narita trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Narita is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. In November, Narita is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toUrayasu.

Things to do in Narita

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

2
nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
You've now added Ikspiari to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea and then browse the different shops at Ikspiari.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Urayasu holiday maker .

Drive from Narita to Urayasu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Narita in November, Urayasu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take the subway to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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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.
You've added Aqua City Odaiba, DECKS Tokyo Beach (Odaiba), Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Tokyo is just a short distance from Urayasu. Traveling from Urayasu in November, Tokyo is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nikko Tosho-gu, Yomeimon (Main Gate), Shinkyo Bridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, then go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Nikko hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Shinkyo Bridge ©
Shinkyo Bridge

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo journey planning site .

You can take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nikko, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 49°F. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art, and finally admire the sheer force of Chisuji Falls.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Nikko to Hakone-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

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.
You've added Monkey Park Iwatayama, Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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nights
Nara

Nara ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kofuku-ji Temple, Yoshikien, Todai-ji Temple, and other attractions. On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Yoshikien, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Manyo Botanical Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nara attractions app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In November, daytime highs in Nara are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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.
You've added Dotonbori, Namba Yasaka Shrine, Nipponbashi Denden Town, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Shitenno-ji Temple Homotsukan, don't miss a visit to Shinsekai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namba Yasaka Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally have some family-friendly fun at American Village Snake Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stroll around Osaka Castle Park, admire the masterpieces at Osaka City Art Museum, then make a trip to Abeno Harukas, then take in panoramic vistas at Tsutenkaku, and finally wander the streets of Nipponbashi Denden Town.

Plan trip to Osaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park

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.
You've added Koko-en Garden, Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Otokoyama Hachimangu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Himeji Church, and finally walk around Shiromidai Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji online tour planner .

Take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Himeji sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Museum of Art, and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip app .

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Chiku Chiku Cafe -Hedgehog home and cafe-, Shibuya Center-gai, Yoyogi Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Mitaka, Jindai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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Narita

Narita ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Naritasan Park, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, then steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, then walk around Naritasan Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Narita International Airport Terminal 1.

Plan my trip to Narita with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Narita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Narita. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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