29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Matsumoto
— 4 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
4
Himeji
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
6
Osaka
— 4 nights
7
Kyoto
— 6 nights

5
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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Cordoba, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 12 hours. When traveling from Cordoba in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
nights
Matsumoto

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsumoto: Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts) and Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Matsumoto Castle, take a peaceful walk through Tashiro Shitsugen, deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, and identify plant and animal life at Larch Forests In Kamikochi area.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Matsumoto holiday planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Matsumoto is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Takayama, Nagano
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

3
nights
Kanazawa

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: Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory, Nagase house, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Neagarimatsu, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

Make your Kanazawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Himeji itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Himeji takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Himeji when traveling from Kanazawa in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

4
nights
Osaka

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, stop by Dotombori District, and look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
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, go for a walk through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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