20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
1
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— Few hours
+2
train + subway + train:  2​h
3
Nara
— Few hours
train:  1​h
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Okayama
— Few hours
train:  30​min
8
Kurashiki
— Few hours
train:  2​h
9
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Kamakura
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h
13
Hachioji
— Few hours
train:  1​h
14
Tokyo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
15
Fujiyoshida
— Few hours
bus:  3​h
16
Tokyo
— 7 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
You've added Kurama Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Tofuku-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

few
hours
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.
You've now added Himeji Castle to your itinerary.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park as well as Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara vacation planner.

You can drive from Himeji to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Nara, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Nara. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toHatsukaichi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine as well as Momijidani Park. On the 23rd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Momijidani Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi vacation trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hatsukaichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Hatsukaichi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You will leave for Okayama on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

few
hours
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Okayama trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Okayama can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

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hours
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kurashiki trip itinerary planner.

Kurashiki is just a short distance from Okayama. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kurashiki to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo International Forum, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Imperial Palace, and other attractions. On the 25th (Sat), wander the streets of Marunouchi, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, then step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and finally get your bearings at Tokyo International Forum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in November since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Tokyo International Forum ©
Tokyo International Forum

1
day
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
You've added Hasedera Temple, Zuisen-ji, Hokokuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Engaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kenchoji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuisen-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hasedera Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kamakura can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Zuisenji ©
Zuisenji
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo vacation builder.

Drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hachioji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

few
hours
Hachioji

Hachioji ©
The city of Hachioji, nestled in Western Tokyo's Okutama mountain range, draws visitors with its location, flanked by mountains on three sides and providing easy access to hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get great views at Mt. Takao Cable Car, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuki-ji Temple (Yakuo-in).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hachioji vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hachioji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Hachioji hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hachioji

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Takaosan Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple ©
Takaosan Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hachioji to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. On the 28th (Tue), you're off toFujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

few
hours
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fujiyoshida vacation planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in November, with highs in Fujiyoshida at 13°C and lows at 11°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Harajuku Takeshita-dori, Shibuya Center-gai, Kanda Myojin, and other attractions.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Fujiyoshida in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 5:
Highlights from your plan
上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine ©
上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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