60 days in Japan & Livermore Itinerary

60 days in Japan & Livermore Itinerary

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Nagasaki, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji, Japan
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 6 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Livermore
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Livermore, United States
— 10 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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Nagasaki, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Takeo (Mifuneyama Rakuen & Chimachibo Park), Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Akaeza (in Arita-cho). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, get great views at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurokami.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Nagasaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Nagasaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

5
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Hiroshima, Japan

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: Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (in Kurashiki), Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Miyajima (Momijidani Park & Mt. Misen). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Himeji, Japan

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Asago (Ritsuun Gorge, Takeda Teramachi Street, &more), The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism (in Kato) and ART NOMURA (in Kobe). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Himeji holiday planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

6
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Osaka, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kasugayama, Nara Park, &more), Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, walk around Minoo Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and steep yourself in history at Yoshimura Residence.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online vacation planner.

Getting from Himeji to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Gansenji (in Kizugawa) and Byodoin (in Uji). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Kanazawa, Japan

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 (Sanmachi Suji, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Komatsu (Natadera Temple & Aratama Valley). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and make a trip to Neagarimatsu.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Hakone-machi, Japan

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Izu (Katsura Bridge, Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, &more), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Fujiyama Sushi-Making Tour, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, &more) and Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Chureito Pagoda, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Kanazawa to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

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. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Livermore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Livermore, United States

Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, in the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Livermore: Historic Bob Hope Theatre (in Stockton), Lodi (Harney Lane Winery & Klinker Brick Winery) and The Ruth Bancroft Garden (in Walnut Creek). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Del Valle Regional Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Blackhawk Museum, trek along Iron Horse Trail, stroll around Marina Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Livermore holiday builder.

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Livermore with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Livermore, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livermore

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.