33 days in Japan Itinerary

33 days in Japan Itinerary

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Drive to Samos Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Samos Airport, Drive to Patmos

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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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo journey planner.

Patmos, Greece to Tokyo is an approximately 31-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Patmos to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Spas (in Okaya) and Keigashima Canyon (in Susono). There's still lots to do: stroll through Mount Fuji, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi attractions app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, you will find days in Kanazawa are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka, Mizuno Sportology Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Okayama (Okayama Castle & Okayama Korakuen Garden) and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei (in Bizen). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aotama Shrine.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for little chillier days in Himeji, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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: Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima attractions planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Nagasaki to Sasebo to see Huis Ten Bosch about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, see the interesting displays at Dejima, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and walk around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.