29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Himeji
— 4 nights
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights

2
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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Amakusa) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi, and walk around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Nagasaki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Nagasaki hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huis Ten Bosch
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Matsuyama (Kashima Kaisuiyokujo & Matsuyama Castle). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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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.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Shikoku Mura Village (in Takamatsu), Awaga Shrine (in Asago) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Tendaki Falls, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kuma.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Himeji trip maker website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yabu, Bizen, Shikoku Mura Village, Awaga Shrine, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder website.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in July, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Daiou-ji Temple, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, head outdoors with Gongenmori Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa travel route planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Kanazawa are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Ishikawa Jumoku Park
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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