23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Toyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Suzu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Hakui
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Fukui
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  45​min
9
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
10
Kita
— 3 nights
End: Kita


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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures. You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Ginza, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and don't miss a visit to Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya
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 12th (Tue): wander the streets of Osu Shopping Street and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, shop like a local with Sakae, and then browse the different shops at Oasis 21.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Nagoya hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Sakae
Sakae
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya and then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama day trip app .

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Takayama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Toyama.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

2
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community and then take a stroll through Gokayama. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Mori Shusui Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, and finally see the interesting displays at The Suiboku Museum.

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Traveling by car from Takayama to Toyama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Toyama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Suzu.

Things to do in Toyama

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nanto
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Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum

2
nights
Suzu

Suzu ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Kuroshima Area and then see the interesting displays at Wajima Kiriko Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Mitsukejima Island, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matsunami Sake Brewery, and then learn about winemaking at Noto Wine.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Suzu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toyama to Suzu takes 3 hours. In November in Suzu, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakui.

Things to do in Suzu

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Wajima, Matsunami Sake Brewery, Noto Wine
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Mitsukejima Island ©
Mitsukejima Island
Wajima Kiriko Art Museum ©
Wajima Kiriko Art Museum
Noto Wine ©
Noto Wine

1
night
Hakui

Hakui ©
Hakui is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. On the 20th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and then contemplate the long history of Kita Family House.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hakui attractions planning site .

Getting from Suzu to Hakui by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Fukui.

Things to do in Hakui

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kita Family House
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Keta Taisha
Keta Taisha

2
nights
Fukui

Fukui ©
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Darumaya, take in the exciting artwork at Kanaz Forest of Creation, then see the interesting displays at Motorcar Museum of Japan, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fukui City Griffis Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fukui trip maker app .

You can drive from Hakui to Fukui in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fukui

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Awara, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Motorcar Museum of Japan, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Motorcar Museum of Japan ©
Motorcar Museum of Japan

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, and then see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fukui to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums
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SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Antarctic Research Ship Fuji ©
Antarctic Research Ship Fuji

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.
Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Kyoto Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wakasa History Museum and Miho Museum. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, browse for treasures at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wakasa History Museum, Miho Museum
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mint Museum and National Museum of Ethnology. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kita trip planner .

Kita is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kita

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, National Museum of Ethnology
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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