52 days in Japan Itinerary

52 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
3
Himeji
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
6
Tokyo
— 7 nights
7
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
8
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
9
Nagoya
— 6 nights
10
Fuji
— 3 nights

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Amakusa), Unzen (Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) & Obama Onsen Carbonated Spring) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki vacation maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nagasaki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Nagasaki when traveling from Tel Aviv in May, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Unzen, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch, Chimachibo Park
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka) and Mt. Kuma (in Bizen). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, trek along Mt Shosha hiking, don't miss a visit to Otemae Street, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online route planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Daisen Outlook, Mt. Kuma
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker app.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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 Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker app.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
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.
Hakone-machi is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi holiday maker website.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Narusawa-mura (Mt. Fuji 5th Station & Fuji Subaru Line Osawa Carpark View Point). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online route planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Narusawa-mura, Fuji-Q Highland
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inuyama (Little World & Inuyama Castle), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, and step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nagoya, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, you will find days in Nagoya are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama, Toba Aquarium, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

3
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fuji: Mishima (Mishima Taisha & Mishima Skywalk) and Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Fuji, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and experience rural life at Imamiya Tea Plantation.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuji day trip website.

You can drive from Nagoya to Fuji in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mishima, Mount Fuji, Shiraito Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Mishima Taisha ©
Mishima Taisha

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