32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Himeji
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
4
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
5
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
6
Sapporo
— 2 nights
7
Hakodate
— 2 nights
8
Tokyo
— 8 nights


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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more), Okayama (Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more) and Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway, admire the natural beauty at Ashiya Rock Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Otokoyama Haisuiike Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji online tour itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Himeji is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Himeji due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in November, with highs in Himeji at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kobe, Okayama, Ashiya Rock Garden
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and stop by Arashiyama.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more) and Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Sanmachi Suji, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa road trip planning website.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, meet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, thenwalk around Sengen Park, and finally make a trip to Enmado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yuzawa Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Onibokora.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Noboribetsu in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kanazawa in November, with highs in Noboribetsu at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

2
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ayako Miura Literature Museum, see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, thenexperience rural life at Ueno Farm, and finally get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, take an in-depth tour of Asahikawashi Museum, browse the different shops at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, thendon't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and finally pause for some photo ops at Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa route planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Noboribetsu in November; daily highs in Asahikawa reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Biei-cho
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, thenmake a trip to Otaru Canal, thenfind something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, make a trip to Sapporo TV Tower, don't miss a visit to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, thenwalk around Odori Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sapporo online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Asahikawa in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building ©

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, see the interesting displays at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate road trip website.

You can fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sapporo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hakodate, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mount Hakodate
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

8
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and visit Odaiba District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Tokyo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Nov 24 — Dec 2:
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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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