36 days in Japan Itinerary

36 days in Japan Itinerary

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36 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Matsumoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagasaki side-trips: Nagao Castle Park (in Nagayo-cho) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Nagasaki is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Nagasaki to be colder, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima journey planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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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
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: Okayama (Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest & Korakuen Garden), Sumiyoshi Shrine (in Akashi) and Mt. Takamikura (in Kakogawa). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, get great views at Awaji Hanasajiki, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Himeji tour builder app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Okayama, Sumiyoshi Shrine, Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Awaji Hanasajiki
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, and wander the streets of Gion.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip tool .

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Kanazawa is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Takayama Jinya, & more), Tateyama-machi (Mt. Tateyama & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) and Kirigamine Marshland (in Suwa). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto City Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb, and stop by Hanakomichi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Kirigamine Marshland
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Suwanomori Nature Park, & more) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Matsumoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Chubu, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park ©
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park

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.
Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

Planning Tokyo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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