24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14 h
1
Narita
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Urayasu
— 2 nights
Subway:  1 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Nikko
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
12
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Narita
— 1 day
Fly:  14 h
End: Los Angeles

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Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Narita online trip maker.

Los Angeles, USA to Narita is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Narita to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 44°F. You will leave for Urayasu on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Narita

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
You've now added Ikspiari to your itinerary. On the 6th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea and then browse the different shops at Ikspiari.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Urayasu road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Narita to Urayasu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Narita in November since evenings lows in Urayasu dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sumida Park, Asakusa, DECKS Tokyo Beach (Odaiba), and other attractions.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel tool.

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Urayasu. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Urayasu in November since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
You've added Nikko Tosho-gu, Yomeimon (Main Gate), Shinkyo Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, thentake in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kammangafuchi Gorge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nikko trip builder.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nikko are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Shinkyo Bridge ©
Shinkyo Bridge

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night
Tokyo

Tokyo
For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and other attractions. On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), thenget great views at Hakone Ropeway, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, and finally admire the sheer force of Chisuji Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

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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.
You've added Monkey Park Iwatayama, Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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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.
You've added Kofuku-ji Temple, Yoshikien, Todai-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Manyo Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nara driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Nara, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Nipponbashi Denden Town, Namba Yasaka Shrine, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Shitenno-ji Temple Homotsukan, make a trip to Abeno Harukas, admire the striking features of Tsutenkaku, make a trip to Shinsekai, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namba Yasaka Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, stroll around Osaka Castle Park, thenexplore the world behind art at Osaka City Art Museum, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally stop by Nipponbashi Denden Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Koko-en, Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Otokoyama Hachimangu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, thenexplore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Himeji Church, and finally stroll around Shiromidai Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary site.

Getting from Osaka to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Himeji sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Museum of Art, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima vacation planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will leave for Narita on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Narita

Narita ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Naritasan Park, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Naritasan Omote Sando, thensteep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, thenstroll around Naritasan Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Narita International Airport Terminal 1.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Narita online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Narita in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in November since evenings lows in Narita dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Park ©
Naritasan Park
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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