17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Koya-cho
— 1 night
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
6
Himeji
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima
— 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, thendon't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally stroll around Kenrokuen Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, thensteep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle Hashizume Gate Tsuzukiyagura.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation app.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-in Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Danjo Garan.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

Plan trip to Osaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Koya-cho to Osaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Osaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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