28 days in Japan & Hanoi Itinerary

28 days in Japan & Hanoi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Nikko, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
4
Nagoya, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
6
Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights

2
nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi day trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hakone-machi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Spas Baths
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum

3
nights
Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park and Nikko Tosho-gu. Change things up with a short trip to Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon in Sakuragawa (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Nikko National Park, soothe aching muscles at Kawamata Onsen, stroll around Sanbonmatu Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakushido.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nikko vacation maker website.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nikko National Park, Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon
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Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba District and Imperial Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Ginza, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagoya Castle and Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Ise (Ise Grand Shrine & Okageza) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and examine the collection at Ama Shippoyaki Art Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nagoya trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle, Ama Shippoyaki Art Village
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

5
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Todai-ji Temple). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To plan Kyoto vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Himeji, Japan

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.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Itsukushima Shrine. Change things up with a short trip to Miyajima in Hatsukaichi (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Hanoi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hiroshima to Hanoi is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Spas

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