25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Matsumoto
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
7
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
8
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
9
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and visit Odaiba District.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Tokyo is 8 hours. In September, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

1
night
Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi road trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

3
nights
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.
Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Yashimagahara Marsh (in Shimosuwa-machi), Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts) and Mt. Nagamine (in Azumino). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Hotaka Mountain Range, take a peaceful walk through Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, and deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Matsumoto visit planning app.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Iwase Family (in Nanto) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

4
nights
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, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, visit Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more), Kiishosoji Temple (in Gose) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka route builder site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Himeji, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

2
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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 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

2
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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 14th (Thu): stroll through Glover Garden, see the interesting displays at Dejima, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

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.