29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
3
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Hida Takayama Museum of Art, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and head outdoors with Gongenmori Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa vacation tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Kanazawa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Kanazawa is 15 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Mexico City in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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, Osaka Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, make a trip to Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Asago (Awaga Shrine & Takeda Teramachi Street), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Tendaki Falls (in Yabu). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in June: highs in Himeji hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asago, Mt. Kuma, Tendaki Falls, Mt. Takamikura, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima route planning site .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more), Maihime Breweries (in Suwa) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, examine the collection at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hiroshima in July: high temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 28°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Mount Fuji, Maihime Breweries
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online journey planner .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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