26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Nara
— 2 nights
Train to Namba(Subway), Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, shop like a local with Asakusa, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and stop by Akihabara.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Nagoya — 2 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, then get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online trip maker.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Osaka — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Nagoya to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Koya-cho.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Koya-cho — 1 night

On the 23rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho vacation maker website.

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Kyoto — 5 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Drive from Koya-cho to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Nara.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Nara — 2 nights

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, walk around Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jindoji Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nara using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Hiroshima — 1 night

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nara to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Tokyo — 5 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Wed).
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

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.
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