17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Megane Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Seafood market Nagasaki Port Dejima Wharf shop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki road trip planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Nagasaki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, things will get slightly colder in Nagasaki: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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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 17th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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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 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then make a trip to Otemae Street, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip maker site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Otemae Street ©
Otemae Street

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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, visit Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and go for a walk through Gion.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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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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 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, wander the streets of Gokayama, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gokayama
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House

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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, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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