27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Yasugi
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Yasugi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train to Chūbu Centrair, Fly to Jeddah

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Yasugi

— 2 nights
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City, see the interesting displays at Yasugi Standing History Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Gassan Toda castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adachi Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Wako Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Awashima Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Hakuho no Sato.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Yasugi is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Yasugi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in March; daily highs in Yasugi reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yasugi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 8 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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kennin-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Tenryuji Temple and Nigatsu-do Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Miho Museum (in Koka), Hase-dera Temple (in Sakurai) and Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji.

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You can drive from Yasugi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 6 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore hidden gems such as Takayama Showa Museum and Kanazawa Noh Museum. Toyama Glass Art Museum and Motorcar Museum of Japan will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Nanto (Gokayama & Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple), Hikaru Museum (in Takayama) and The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, examine the collection at THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA, and stroll around Kenrokuen Garden.

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Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Kanazawa hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial Warships Mikasa and Asakusa Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fire Museum and Chidorigafuchi. Venture out of the city with trips to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum & Itchiku Kubota Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, take a stroll through Kagurazaka, visit Odaiba District, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

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You can fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.