17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Himeji
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Nara
— 2 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, don't miss a visit to Orizuru no Tower, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally stroll around Nagao Castle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, stroll around Nabekanmuriyama Park, stroll through Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, thensteep yourself in history at Shinchi Chinatown, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki holiday maker app.

Tokyo to Nagasaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nagao Castle Park
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Miyajima and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker app.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Himeji online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jishu Shrine in Otsu (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and visit Gion.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
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 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally learn something new at Experience YAMATO. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Byodoin, thensteep yourself in history at Todaiji Keidaicho, thenpause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daibutsuden.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara day trip app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Nara sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Byodoin
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, thenwander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, thensee the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple. On your second day here, take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, thendon't miss a visit to Omicho Market, thenexamine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Nara to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nara in November since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online holiday planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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