29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  30​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
3
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ise
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Nara
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  31​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Get some cultural insight at Asakusa Shrine and teamLab Borderless. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zojoji Temple and Hozomon. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, and wander the streets of Ueno.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Tokyo is 12 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Takachiho-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Yakusugi Land.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in November, expect Yakushima-cho to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Popular historic sites such as Daishoin Temple and Miyajima are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku & Itsukushima Shrine). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myojo-in.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hiroshima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Hiroshima is a bit cooler than Yakushima-cho - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Mint Museum. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Dotonbori, wander the streets of Midosuji Street, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jojakkoji Temple and Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). Get a sense of the local culture at Nishi Honganji and Sanzen-in Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norikura Kogen and Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ainokura Gassho Community and Takayama Jinya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Wada House). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Takayama tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Takayama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Norikura Kogen (Highland), Ainokura Gassho Community
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen (Highland) ©
Norikura Kogen (Highland)
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ise online visit planner .

Drive from Takayama to Ise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ise, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

3
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of History Road. On the next day, walk around Nara Park, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, stroll the grounds of The Mausoleum of Emperor Shomu the Mausoleum of Empress Komei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakushi-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nara online visit planner .

Getting from Ise to Nara by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

Similar Plans

32 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN September, relaxing, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHINA July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN September, culture, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Japan & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans