17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Himeji to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Himeji in October since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

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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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and then don't miss a visit to Euglena Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. In October, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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.