34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
2
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
3
Miyazaki
— 3 nights
4
Kagoshima
— 4 nights
5
Yamaguchi
— 2 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
7
Okayama
— 1 night
8
Kyoto
— 6 nights
9
Nagoya
— 2 nights
10
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peace Memorial Statue as well as Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Dejima. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shinchi Chinatown and Nagasaki Peace Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Yusui Garden Shimeisou (in Shimabara) and Onsen Resorts (in Unzen). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stop by Seifudo, Glover Garden-dori, walk around Kazagashira Park, and browse the different shops at Mirai Nagasaki Coco Walk.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki online trip itinerary maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nagasaki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Nagasaki. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect Nagasaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yusui Garden Shimeisou, Onsen Resorts
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park
Shinchi Chinatown ©
Shinchi Chinatown

3
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakata Riverain as well as Ohori Park. For shopping fun, head to Marinoa City Fukuoka or Iwataya Honten. Step off the beaten path and head to Kamado Shrine and Mojiko Retro. Step out of Fukuoka with an excursion to Dazaifu Tenman-gu in Dazaifu--about 36 minutes away.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fukuoka trip simple and quick.

Getting from Nagasaki to Fukuoka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Mojiko Retro
Highlights from your plan
Marinoa City Fukuoka ©
Marinoa City Fukuoka
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

3
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirishima Plain, Udo Shrine and Aya Suspension Bridge. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Ebino, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then pick up some local products at Aya Tezukuri Hommono Center, and finally take in the views from Aya Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Udo Shrine, then go for a walk through Cruss Sea, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omi Shrine.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miyazaki trip builder.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Miyazaki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Baths · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyuga, Aya-cho, Ebino, Kirishima Plain, Udo Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine
Omi Shrine ©
Omi Shrine
Cruss Sea ©
Cruss Sea

4
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirishima Shrine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiran Peace Museum and Kamo Hachiman Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kamounobuke House and Kirishima Open-Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Ibusuki (Hirakiki Shrine & Michi-no-Eki Iokaido), Chiran Samurai Residence Garden (in Minamikyushu) and Makurazaki (Satsuma Shuzo Brewery Meijigura & Makurazaki Fish Center). And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Eguchi Horai Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Former Kagoshima Bosekijogishikan, buy something for everyone on your list at AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA, and stroll around Central Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima online trip builder.

Drive from Miyazaki to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miyazaki in November since evenings lows in Kagoshima dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Minamikyushu, Makurazaki, Aira, Kirishima Open-Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Chiran Samurai Residence Garden ©
Chiran Samurai Residence Garden

2
nights
Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi ©
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Omijima, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Hagiokan, then examine the collection at Hagi Uragami Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Birth Place of Shoin Yoshida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Hamasaki Machiya Preservation Area, steep yourself in history at Hagi Castle Town, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiten Museum, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yamaguchi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kagoshima to Yamaguchi takes 5.5 hours. November in Yamaguchi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hagi, Omijima, Kaiten Museum
Highlights from your plan
Omijima ©
Omijima
Hagi Uragami Museum ©
Hagi Uragami Museum
Onsen Resorts

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kintaikyo Bridge, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Visit Daishoin Temple and Miyajima for their historical value. Do your shopping at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street and YouMe Town Hiroshima. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirei Sake Brewery (in Higashihiroshima) and Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku & Itsukushima Shrine Torii). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online route planner.

Getting from Yamaguchi to Hiroshima by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kirei Sake Brewery, Kintaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

1
night
Okayama

Okayama
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
To find out how to plan a trip to Okayama, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Okayama by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in November, Okayama is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

6
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.
You've added Daigo-ji Temple, Enkō-ji Temple, Shisendo Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shimogamo Jinja and Sanzen-in Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka Station City (in Osaka) and Kobe (Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), Arima Onsen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto route planning tool.

You can take a train from Okayama to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe, Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You've now added Tsuruma Park to your itinerary. On the 29th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, then get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, then stroll around Tsuruma Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Nagoya TV Tower. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Tokoname City Pottery Footpath, and finally browse the different shops at Oasis 21.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya vacation planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in November, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima, Tokoname City Pottery Footpath
Highlights from your plan
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science 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.
You've now added Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Sankeien Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samurai Museum and Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Nagoya in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yokohama
Highlights from your plan
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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