29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, visit Odaiba District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Mashikeitsukushima Shrine (in Mashike-cho). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Himeji

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle), Tottori (Shinkyoji Park, Tottori Sand Dunes, &more) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Japanese Rural Toy Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, and don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Himeji are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama (Takayama Jinya & Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)), The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 1 night
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, then admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then stroll around Oishi Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip planning website.

Getting from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Imperial Palace, look for gifts at Yonamine Pearls, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo planning tool.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

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.