19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
You've now added Pigment Tokyo to your itinerary. Kokyo Gaien National Garden and Kuhombutsu Joshin-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Ginza Itoya Hontren and Diver City Tokyo Plaza. Change things up with a short trip to Kichijoji in Musashino (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage - Tokyo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higo-Hosokawa Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

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Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Tokyo at 62°F and lows at 49°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudosonkorin Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijoji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saiyoji Teple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Kanazawa Port Ono Karakuri Museum, then look for gifts at Yamato Koji Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery.

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You can fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jojakkoji Temple and Yasakanoto. Visit Honen-in and Bishamondo for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shisendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Konkai Komyoji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto attractions planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've now added Itsukushima Shrine to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, look for gifts at Monokoto Store, then see the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, and finally test the waters at Hiroshima Stretch.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Nachikatsura-cho

— 2 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Taiji Whale Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Ota Town Ishigaki Memorial Hall. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at Ashiyu Takinoyu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha Oshimboku Nagi.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nachikatsura-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Hiroshima in November, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Pigment Tokyo has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shibuya scramble square and Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba. Museum-lovers will appreciate JP Tower Museum Intermediatheque and Marquis Maeda Old Western Style House. See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Tree-lined Street, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Arona Spa.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Nachikatsura-cho to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in November, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Tokyo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

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.