32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Kurobe
— 1 night
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Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights

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Hiroshima

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.
Family-friendly places like Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oyamazumi Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Daishoin Temple, &more) and Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online sightseeing planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Hiroshima is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Hiroshima is 3.5 hours. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and National Museum of Ethnology. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Daimaru Museum Umeda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Nara National Museum, &more), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Kongobu-ji Temple). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Dotombori District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asazawasha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

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Must see
Nigatsu-do Temple
4.6
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Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6
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Religious Site
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sanzen-in Temple and Gio-ji Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kamigamo Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Religious Site
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6

4
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Natadera Temple and Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice. Do your shopping at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Amanatto Kawamura. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community, Ainokura Gassho Community, &more) and Maruoka Castle (in Sakai). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Nakashima Menya.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour builder.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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) early enough to drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

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World heritage site
Gokayama
4.4

1
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Kurobe

Kurobe ©
You've now added Unazuki Onsen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Unazuki Onsen, explore the striking landscape at Shinyamabiko Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Firefly Squid Museum, and finally get all the information you need at Umi no Eki Shinkirou.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kurobe trip planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kurobe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kurobe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Kurobe

Nature · Parks · Baths · Spas

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Geologic Formation
Shinyamabiko Bridge
4.6
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Onsen Resort
Unazuki Onsen
3.2

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the views at Sengankei, then 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. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Toyama Prefectural Tateyama Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Daikanbo, and finally appreciate the history behind Junshoku Shairei Statue.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tateyama-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kurobe to Tateyama-machi takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tateyama-machi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), and finally stop by Hida Bussankan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Osakacho Waterfalls, and then get great views at Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama travel route planner.

You can drive from Tateyama-machi to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Takayama Showa Museum
4.3
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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1
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Specialty Museum
Hikaru Museum
4.2

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shirahama Beach and Hakone Museum of Art. Escape the urban bustle at Tatadohama Beach and Hakone Stone‐paved Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Onohama Beach (in Minamiizu-cho), Kawazu Sakura Kanko Koryukan (in Kawazu-cho) and Kisami Ohama Beach (in Shimoda). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Little Prince Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Takayama to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Takayama in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Must see
Shirahama Beach
4.3
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Tatadohama Beach
4.8

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Asakusa Shrine and Mitsumine Shrine. Popular historic sites such as Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Saitama (Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine & The Railway Museum), Soji-ji Temple (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kencho-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Must see
Asakusa Shrine
4.3
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Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
Historic Site
Kencho-ji Temple
4.5

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