37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Matsumoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights

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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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ishigaki online trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Ishigaki, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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6
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Tokyo by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in October, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Nihyaku Jizo (in Shiojiri), Nagano (Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Zenko-ji Temple, &more) and Shiraike Lake (in Itoigawa). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Matsumoto Alps Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: high temperatures in Matsumoto hover around 14°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1
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Religious Site
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art & Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road (in Hakusan). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, examine the collection at Dolls Museum, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa holiday planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Gion, get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Kyoto, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum & Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka vacation builder tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Himeji sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Garden
Koko-en
4.4
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Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
4.8

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
Island
Miyajima
4.8

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Nagasaki

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then examine the collection at Dejima, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planner.

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 by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Theme Park
Huis Ten Bosch
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Garden
Glover Garden
4.1

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