29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Windsor
Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Koya-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Windsor

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Hase-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip app.

Windsor, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Windsor to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windsor in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kabira Bay and Yonehara Beach. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nosoko Mape, and get outside with Mt.Omotodake.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Escape the urban bustle at Miyajima and Paddle Park. Visit Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Daishoin Temple (in Hatsukaichi) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima vacation planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ishigaki in October: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Himeji Castle and Nagoyama Reien Busharito are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Hattoji Furusatomura and Mt. Takamikura. Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Bizen (Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road & Mt. Kuma) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine.

Make your Himeji itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bizen, Takasago, Mt. Takamikura, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, visit Gion, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

Plan my trip to Kyoto with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Koyasan Okunoin and Mt. Omine. Kongobu-ji Temple and Kuriyama Family Residence will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koya-cho: Katsuragi Highlands (in Gose), Sasa Falls (in Totsukawa-mura) and Osugi Canyon (in Odai-cho).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt.Takami, Katsuragi Highlands, Kuriyama Family Residence, Mount Miwa, Sasa Falls
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Matsumoto Castle and The Hakone Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Nishizawa Valley (in Yamanashi), Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi) and Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Momiji Tunnel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Koya-cho in October, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nishizawa Valley, Matsumoto Castle, Mount Fuji, Mt. Ishiwari
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

Similar Plans

33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 32 days in Singapore, Japan & South Korea BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Japan & Beijing BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 42 days in Japan & Beijing BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 34 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MOROCCO March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans