32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kurobe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
9
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Let the collections at JMSDF Kure Museum and Yamato Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Daishoin Temple, & more) and Oyamazumi Shrine (in Imabari). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima route maker tool .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Hiroshima is 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Oyamazumi Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

4
nights
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.
Visit Koyasan Danjo Garan and Horyu-ji Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Hase-dera Temple and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda), Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho) and Nara (Toshodaiji Temple, Nara National Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dotonbori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Otoshi Shrine, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka online trip builder .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Horyu-ji Temple, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Hase-dera Temple
Highlights from your plan
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jojakkoji Temple and Mt. Kurama. Explore hidden gems such as Gio-ji Temple and Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, steep yourself in history at Kifune-jinja Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Head to Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Amanatto Kawamurafor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ainokura Gassho Community and Suganuma Gassho Community. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Natadera Temple (in Komatsu) and Gokayama (in Nanto). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, get curious at Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice, enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, and explore the galleries of Nakashima Menya.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kanazawa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nanto, Natadera Temple, Gongenmori Beach, Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice, Maruoka Castle
Highlights from your plan
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

1
night
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
You've now added Unazuki Onsen to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): soak in some Japanese tradition at Unazuki Onsen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Shinyamabiko Bridge, then examine the collection at Firefly Squid Museum, and finally get advice or help at Umi no Eki Shinkirou.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kurobe trip app .

Drive from Kanazawa to Kurobe in 1.5 hours. In October in Kurobe, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Kurobe

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Firefly Squid Museum, Umi no Eki Shinkirou
Highlights from your plan
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge
Unazuki Onsen ©
Unazuki Onsen

2
nights
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Sengankei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryusenji Temple, then trek along Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., and finally admire the natural beauty at Kurobedaira Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Toyama Prefectural Tateyama Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine Zenritsu Shadan, then take in the pleasant sights at Daiganbo, and finally appreciate the history behind Junshoku Shairei Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kurobe to Tateyama-machi takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tateyama-machi can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kamiichi-machi
Highlights from your plan
Oyama Shrine Zenritsu Shadan ©
Oyama Shrine Zenritsu Shadan
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden ©
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiouji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), and finally look for gifts at Hida Bussankan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, then admire the sheer force of Osakacho Waterfalls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Takayama trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Osakacho Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum

4
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tatadohama Beach and Lalique Museum Hakone. Get a sense of the local culture at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and Hakone Museum of Art. Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Shimoda (Shirahama Beach & Kisami Ohama Beach), Onohama Beach (in Minamiizu-cho) and Kawazu Sakura Kanko Koryukan (in Kawazu-cho). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine Homotsuden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple, and browse the exhibits of Little Prince Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Hakone-machi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Takayama, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimoda, Kawazu Sakura Kanko Koryukan, Onohama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy The Railway Museum and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Explore hidden gems such as Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Soji-ji Temple (in Yokohama), Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more) and Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) (in Chichibu). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ueno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and go for a walk through Hozomon.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Saitama, Soji-ji Temple, Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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