35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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35 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Nikko
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
6
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
7
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  24​h
End: Amman

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.
Take a break from Tokyo 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, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, steep yourself in history at Tokyo National Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo online holiday builder .

Amman, Jordan to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. When traveling from Amman in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Take a break from Nikko with a short trip to Mount Hiuchigatake in Hinoemata-mura, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, stroll around Sanbonmatu Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nikko road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nikko: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Hiuchigatake, Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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 Hakone-machi (Tenkakudai, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more), Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck (in Yamanakako-mura). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Matsumoto Castle, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Hida Takayama Museum of Art, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa journey maker website .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Himeji.

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
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter), Hattoji Furusatomura (in Bizen) and Shikoku Mura Village (in Takamatsu). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest.

Plan a trip to Himeji easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Okayama, Kurashiki, Shikoku Mura Village, Hattoji Furusatomura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en 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 Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, & more), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
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
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.
Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sofukuji Temple, and head off the coast to Hashima Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki journey maker .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Nagao Castle Park
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

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