28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koya-cho: Kuriyama Family Residence (in Gojo), Katsuragi Highlands (in Gose) and Hatenashi Shuraku (in Totsukawa-mura).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koya-cho itinerary site.

Hamburg, Germany to Koya-cho is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Koya-cho is 8 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in November, things will get a bit warmer in Koya-cho: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Religious Site
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6
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Mountain
Mt. Koya
4.6
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Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, capture your vacation like a pro with Photoguider-Japan, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Osaka, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nagasaki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Garden
Glover Garden
4.1

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Island
Miyajima
4.8
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7

1
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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 30th (Mon), go for a walk through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

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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 November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Garden
Koko-en
4.4
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Landmark
Shoshazan Engyoji
4.8

5
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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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Komyoji Temple in Nagaokakyo, approximately Nagaokakyo away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and visit Gion.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Arashiyama
4.3

3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa tour planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Kanazawa to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi
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Water Body
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
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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: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip site.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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