25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
3
Takayama
— 3 nights
4
Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
5
Kurobe
— 1 night
6
Toyama
— 1 night
7
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
8
Kyoto
— 3 nights
9
Osaka
— 2 nights
10
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Let the collections at Nezu Museum and The Railway Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Mitsumine Shrine (in Chichibu), Oyama Rice Terraces (in Kamogawa) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Yanaka District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, and stop by Ueno District.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mitsumine Shrine, Oyama Rice Terraces, The Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hakone Museum of Art. Okada Museum of Art and Hakone Shrine will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakone Stone‐paved Road, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hakone-machi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Little Prince Museum ©
Little Prince Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Takayama Showa Museum and Hikaru Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Pond Tashiro and Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, get engrossed in the history at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Takayama trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Takayama in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Takayama, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pond Tashiro
Highlights from your plan
Pond Tashiro ©
Pond Tashiro
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

1
night
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hike along Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, and then see the interesting displays at Toyama Prefectural Tateyama Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tateyama-machi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tateyama-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Tateyama-machi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Toyama Prefectural Tateyama Museum ©
Toyama Prefectural Tateyama Museum
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden ©
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden

1
night
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Shinyamabiko Bridge, examine the collection at Firefly Squid Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Uozu Castle Remains, and finally look for gifts at Umi no Eki Shinkirou.

Before you visit Kurobe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Tateyama-machi to Kurobe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Kurobe

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Uozu, Firefly Squid Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge

1
night
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Iwasehama Beach, examine the collection at Rakusuitei Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA, then steep yourself in history at Toyama Gokoku Shrine, and finally stop by Ikedaya Yasubei Shoten.

Make your Toyama itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kurobe to Toyama in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA ©
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA
Toyama Gokoku Shrine ©
Toyama Gokoku Shrine
Ikedaya Yasubei Shoten ©
Ikedaya Yasubei Shoten

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a stroll through Gokayama, steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, then stop by Sakuda Honten, then see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, then kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Toyama to Kanazawa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanto, Gongenmori Beach, Natadera Temple
Highlights from your plan
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

3
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple and Pontocho District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Genkoan.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mint Museum, examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally visit Dotombori District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Highlights from your plan
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, steep yourself in history at Seishin Tsurui, kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum, Former Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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