29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  30​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  32​h
End: Santiago

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 30th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary website .

Santiago, Chile to Tokyo is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Tokyo is 13 hours. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
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 (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, & more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Okayama (Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest & Korakuen Garden), Shimmaiko Beach (in Tatsuno) and Bizen (FAN Museum & Mt. Kuma). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, and steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

Find out how to plan Himeji trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bizen, Okayama, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura, Shimmaiko Beach
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more), Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Kashima Kaisuiyokujo) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fureai Pool Tamaho (in Gotemba), Panoramic Viewing Platform (in Yamanakako-mura) and Kenshin Falls (in Hayakawa-cho). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, admire the natural beauty at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, and admire the sheer force of Haha no Shirataki Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chubu, Fureai Pool Tamaho, Panoramic Viewing Platform, Kenshin Falls, Ryugatake
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park ©
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park

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