32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
6
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
8
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly

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4
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tokyo. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yubatake (in Kusatsu-machi), Takayama (Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Snow Monkey Resorts (in Nagano). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Matsumoto Castle, gain insight at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Pond Tashiro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto travel planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Matsumoto to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Pond Tashiro ©
Water Body
Pond Tashiro
4.8
Takayama Jinya ©
Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1

4
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and TATECO -Tateyama Eco Tours- (in Tateyama-machi). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your trip
Kenrokuen Garden
Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5
Nagase house ©
Historic Site
Nagase house
4.3

5
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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and visit Gion.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Kyoto visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

4
nights
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 Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, hit the best photo ops around with Photoguider-Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and buy something for everyone on your list at Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Himeji online trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
Koko-en ©
Garden
Koko-en
4.4
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
4.8

3
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip website.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
Miyajima
Island
Miyajima
4.8

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Hongouchi, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, then pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, stroll around Nabekanmuriyama Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, then see the interesting displays at Dejima, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki tour builder site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Glover Garden ©
Garden
Glover Garden
4.1

4
nights
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, get outside with Yonehara Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and walk around Kabira Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip maker tool.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagasaki in November, with highs in Ishigaki at 31°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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