29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Asakusa and Takeshita Street. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Head to Pinion Direct Shop and Nei Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and head outdoors with Yarabudake.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki road trip app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

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Naha

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
For shopping fun, head to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM or Agarihama Market. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okichan Theater), Nakijin-son (Akabaka Beach & Kouri Ohashi) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Onna-son). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, hunt for treasures at Umanchu Market, and don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori.

Make your Naha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ishigaki to Naha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Naha are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

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Fukuoka

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
For shopping fun, head to Kobo Tottan or JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple) and Kumamoto (Kumamoto Castle, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pick up some local products at Osakana Tengoku, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Naha in November: highs in Fukuoka hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima), Kirei Sake Brewery (in Higashihiroshima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Daimaru Museum Umeda). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll around M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTER, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Head to MIKOTO Tea House and Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Shop till you drop at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Hakko Gakuen Farm Market, Original Deli Products. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Somes saddle Sunagawa Factory and Showroom (in Sunagawa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in December, expect Sapporo to be slightly colder, temps between 32°F and 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.