25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kochi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Akihabara, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Matsumoto

— 2 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kirigamine Marshland, then explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, then gain insight at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, and finally go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Myojin Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, make a trip to Tashiro Shitsugen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pond Tashiro, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hotaka Mountain Range.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, things will get little chillier in Matsumoto: highs are around 14°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa route planner.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba) and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

You can plan Osaka trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, go for a walk through Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Himeji road trip planning site.

Take a train from Osaka to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kochi.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Kochi

— 2 nights
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kochi Castle, hunt for treasures at Hirome Ichiba, don't miss a visit to Harimaya Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, then walk around Godaisan Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakamoto Ryoma's Hometown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, meet the residents at Katurahama Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kochi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Kochi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In November in Kochi, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Nagasaki

— 3 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately Sasebo away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Dejima, steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, and snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.