34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Fukuoka
— 1 night
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
4
Minamioguni-machi
— 3 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
6
Naha
— 1 night
7
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 1 night
9
Okayama
— 1 night
10
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
11
Kobe
— Few hours
12
Shimamoto-cho
— 1 night
13
Miyazu
— 3 nights
14
Kyoto
— 2 nights
15
Nagoya
— 2 nights
16
Takayama
— 2 nights
17
Hokuto
— 1 night
18
Fuji
— 1 night
19
Tokyo
— 2 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari as well as Shinjuku Golden Gai. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), and finally don't miss a visit to Shinjuku Golden Gai. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Ueno District and then don't miss a visit to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Spas Baths Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari ©
Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You've now added Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery to your itinerary.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Fukuoka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery ©
Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery

2
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki route planning tool.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minamioguni-machi.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium ©
Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
Glover Sky Road
Glover Sky Road

3
nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Takachiho Gorge and Daikanbo. Venture out of the city with trips to Taketa (Mt. Kuju & Kuju Highland), Kokonoe-machi (Chojabaru Visitor Center & Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge) and Aso (Aso Mizuki Meguri & Kusasenrigahama).

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Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Minamioguni-machi takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, plan for little chillier nights in Minamioguni-machi, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho, Aso, Taketa, Kokonoe-machi, Ikeyama Springs
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, don't miss a visit to Kawakamisugi, thentake in the views from Kosugidani Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho trip maker.

Traveling by car from Minamioguni-machi to Yakushima-cho takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Minamioguni-machi in December, expect Yakushima-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

1
night
Naha

Naha
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naha trip site.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Naha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, Naha is somewhat warmer than Yakushima-cho - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Motobu-cho.
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
You've now added Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park to your itinerary. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip planning site.

Getting from Naha to Motobu-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Naha in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Motobu-cho, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kouri Ohashi
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Motoyasu River and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions planner.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in December: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell
Motoyasu River ©
Motoyasu River

1
night
Okayama

Okayama
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Okayama trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Okayama sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Naoshima-cho on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

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night
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ojigadake, thenmeet the residents at Shibukawa Marine Aquariums (Tamano City Marine Museum), and then visit Naoshima Bath.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Okayama to Naoshima-cho in 2 hours. In December in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tamano
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Naoshima Bath ©
Naoshima Bath

few
hours
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kobe route planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Kobe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimamoto-cho.

Things to do in Kobe

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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night
Shimamoto-cho

Shimamoto-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Suntory Yamazaki Distillery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimamoto-cho trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kobe to Shimamoto-cho in 1.5 hours. December in Shimamoto-cho sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyazu.

Things to do in Shimamoto-cho

Tours Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

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nights
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Amanohashidate. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kanabiki Waterfall, thendon't miss a visit to Kyu Mikamiye House, thenwalk around Shirai Omachi Fuji Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Takeda Castle Ruins.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Miyazu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimamoto-cho to Miyazu takes 2 hours. Traveling from Shimamoto-cho in December, you will find days in Miyazu are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Asago, Ine no Funaya
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kasamatsu Park ©
Kasamatsu Park
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, thenmake a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, thencontemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninna-ji Temple, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Miyazu to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Miyazu, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and then walk around Tsuruma Park. On the next day, walk around Hisaya Odori Park, browse the different shops at JR Central Towers, thenmake a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruma Park ©
Tsuruma Park
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, and then see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hida Bussankan, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, thensteep yourself in history at Yoshijima Heritage House, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Takayama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Takayama, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hokuto.

Things to do in Takayama

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shirakabe Dozogai
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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Hokuto

Hokuto ©
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hokuto journey planner.

Getting from Takayama to Hokuto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takayama in December, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Hokuto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Hokuto

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, Fuji-Q Highland
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland

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Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 22nd (Sat), walk around Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Odana Falls, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwamoto, and finally take some stellar pictures from Kengamine.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fuji trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Hokuto to Fuji in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hokuto in December: high temperatures in Fuji hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kengamine
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park ©
Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park
Kengamine ©
Kengamine

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, thensee where the action happens at Ryogoku Kokugikan, and then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker site.

Drive from Fuji to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Fuji in December, with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Rikugien Garden ©
Rikugien Garden
National Museum of Nature and Science ©
National Museum of Nature and Science

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