25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Gekijyo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Hiroshima, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for colder days in Hiroshima, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, make a trip to Himeji Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, then explore the world behind art at Himeji CityMuseum of Art, and finally browse the different shops at Piole Himeji.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel route planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Himeji CityMuseum of Art ©
Himeji CityMuseum of Art
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History ©
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History

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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.
Nijigen no Mori has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Namban Culture Center capture your imagination. Dotombori District and Osaka Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto National Museum. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and push the limits with Street Kart Kyoto.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, take a stroll around Nakamachi Kurassic-kan, wander the streets of Nakamachi Street, then admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then stop by Nawate Shopping District, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Matsumoto trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Matsumoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kyoto in November, with highs in Matsumoto at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Onsen Resorts

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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 Mt. Takao, Tokyo Sea Life Park and THE HIGHEST PEAK. Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Ginza. Get in touch with nature at Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart and Kimono Me. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura) and Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Asakusa, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, and visit Akihabara.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Drive from Matsumoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Matsumoto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Do your shopping at Nei Museum of Art and Yurateiku Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ishigaki Yaima Village and Ishigakijima Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki attractions planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. While traveling from Tokyo, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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