34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Nagasaki is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Nagasaki: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sasebo
Highlights from your plan
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, & more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip website .

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Himeji

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: Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Bizen (Mt. Kuma & Hattoji Furusatomura). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Himeji trip planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bizen, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Daisen Outlook, Mt. Takamikura
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana) and Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stroll around Rakusai Chikurin Park, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour website .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses) and Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online journey planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mount Fuji, see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

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Drive from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Matsumoto Castle, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online route builder .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nosoko, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki online route planner .

You can fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Ishigaki hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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