29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hie Shrine (in Izu), Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum (in Ito) and Fujiyoshida (Nishiura & Arakurayama Sengen Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip maker app.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

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Getting from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

5
nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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nights
Koya-cho

On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gyoja no Taki, browse the fresh offerings at Farm Market Yottette Michi no Eki Kudoyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-in Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eko-in Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumagai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokiin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koya-cho trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kyoto to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December in Koya-cho, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Koya-cho to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Osaka, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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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 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally go for a walk through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Sato Fruit Kobo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Momijidani Park (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima online road trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Nagasaki

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then stop by Ishimaru Bunkoudou, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki holiday planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Japan travel guide

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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.