19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
3
Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Himeji
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi trip maker tool.

Drive from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, Yamanouchi-machi is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area

2
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with Momiji Tunnel and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Discover how to plan a Narusawa-mura trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Narusawa-mura in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in November since evenings lows in Narusawa-mura dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Mount Fuji, Momiji Tunnel
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Momiji Tunnel ©
Momiji Tunnel

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba) and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka route planner.

Explore your travel options from Narusawa-mura to Osaka with the Route module. Traveling from Narusawa-mura in November, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, and then make a trip to Otemae Street.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Miyajima and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima vacation site.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Ryoanji Temple. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Nara Park in Nara, approximately Nara away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and stop by Gion.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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