25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— Few hours
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Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Mitsumine Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya), Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Kencho-ji Temple (in Kamakura). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, take a stroll through Yanaka District, and walk around Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Medellin, Colombia to Tokyo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. When traveling from Medellin in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:
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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Koyasan Danjo Garan and Toshodai-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Hozenji Yokocho are in your itinerary. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Koyasan Reihokan Museum), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Nigatsu-do Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Dotombori District, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tenjinzaka.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Kinkaku-ji and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, admire the masterpieces at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, then admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, then contemplate the long history of Hozomon, and finally wander the streets of Kagurazaka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum

2
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get some cultural insight at Sapporo Art Museum and The Site of Temiya Line. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ransima Beach and Shioya Beach. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Otaru-shi General Museum in Otaru, approximately Otaru away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and examine the collection at Hakko Gakuen Kuribayashi Memorial Hall.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Sapporo are much colder (6°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

2
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 12th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Flame.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker app.

Getting from Sapporo to Hiroshima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in November: highs in Hiroshima hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa travel route builder website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for Naoshima-cho on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Kanazawa

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Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Teshima Art Museum and 007 Museum. Get some historical perspective at Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu) and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Ando Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Shibukawa Coast, and admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho road trip tool.

Getting from Kanazawa to Naoshima-cho by combination of train and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum

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