25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Visit Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Castle for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Gekijyo, &more). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip planning website.

New Delhi, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for colder days in Hiroshima, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Himeji

— 1 night
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 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, make a trip to Himeji Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, then explore the world behind art at Himeji CityMuseum of Art, and finally browse the different shops at Piole Himeji.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel route planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Osaka

— 4 nights
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.
Nijigen no Mori has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Namban Culture Center capture your imagination. Dotombori District and Nara Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto National Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Arashiyama, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and push the limits with Street Kart Kyoto.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

Matsumoto

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, take a stroll around Nakamachi Kurassic-kan, wander the streets of Nakamachi Street, then admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then stop by Nawate Shopping District, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Matsumoto trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Matsumoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kyoto in November, with highs in Matsumoto at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Takao, Tokyo Sea Life Park and THE HIGHEST PEAK. Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Ginza. Get in touch with nature at Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart and Kimono Me. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura) and Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Asakusa, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, and visit Akihabara.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Drive from Matsumoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Matsumoto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

Ishigaki

— 4 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Nei Museum of Art and Yurateiku Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ishigaki Yaima Village and Ishigakijima Observatory. There's much more to do: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, make a trip to Nagomi Tower, and head outdoors with Kondoi Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Ishigaki to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

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.