44 days in Japan Itinerary

44 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Matsumoto
— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Towada
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally make a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, see the interesting displays at Dejima, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki online road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagasaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Nagasaki to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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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 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then walk around Kunimi no Mori Park. On your second day here, take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Himeji vacation app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Himeji, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kuriyama Family Residence (in Gojo), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Osaka when traveling from Himeji in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple (in Nanto) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online vacation builder.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsumoto: Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle, take a peaceful walk through Tashiro Shitsugen, explore the activities along Pond Tashiro, and deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kanazawa in October, plan for slightly colder days in Matsumoto, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pond Tashiro ©
Pond Tashiro
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with Fun2Drive and then get outside with Asahi Taki Fall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

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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 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

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Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aomori (Jogakura Bridge & Tashirotai Heights) and Hachimantai (Hachimantai Asupite line & Hachimandaira Promenade Peak). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, take in the dramatic scenery at Hakufu no Taki, take in the awesome beauty at Hakkoda Mountains, and see Guriland.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Towada road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Towada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, things will get little chillier in Towada: highs are around 11°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Guriland ©
Guriland
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall

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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: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, and stroll around Kabira Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki day trip planning site.

Fly from Towada to Ishigaki in 8 hours. In November, Ishigaki is much warmer than Towada - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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