29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Tram to Hamamatsucho, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and visit Higashichaya Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Kanazawa is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Arashiyama ©
Neighborhood
Arashiyama
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Koya-cho

On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-in Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, steep yourself in history at Kuriyama Family Residence, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Katsuragi Highlands, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shipporyuji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Koya-cho are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Kongobu-ji Temple
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Mt. Koya ©
Mountain
Mt. Koya
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Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Hara Hirone Road (in Inagawa-cho) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

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

Drive from Koya-cho to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Osaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
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Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Himeji tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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Koko-en ©
Garden
Koko-en
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Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip website.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Miyajima
Island
Miyajima
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally don't miss a visit to Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): snap pictures at Megane Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, then look for gifts at Ishimaru Bunkoudou, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally examine the collection at Dejima.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki tour itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Glover Garden ©
Garden
Glover Garden
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Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Change things up with a short trip to Fujiyama Sushi-Making Tour in Fujikawaguchiko-machi (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and get the adrenaline pumping with Fun2Drive.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi tour itinerary site.

Fly from Nagasaki to Hakone-machi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Nagasaki in November, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Classes

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Water Body
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
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Narukawa Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Narukawa Art Museum
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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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a memorable tour with Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Tokyo, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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