24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Ise
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
3
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Takayama
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Koya-cho
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  6 h
8
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
9
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
10
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
11
Tokyo
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  28 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ise.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

few
hours
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ise Grand Shrine as well as Ise Shrine Geku. On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ise online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Ise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo in October, Ise is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

1
night
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.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya tour builder.

You can take a train from Ise to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ise in October, plan for little chillier nights in Nagoya, with lows around 61°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

1
night
Takayama

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jinya-Mae Morning Market, Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market and Higashiyama Walking Course. On the 21st (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market and then stop by Jinya-Mae Morning Market.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Takayama online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ninja Temple, Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kanazawa trip simple and quick.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koya-cho visit app.

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 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

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.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, and then stroll through Miyajima.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planner.

Getting from Koya-cho to Hiroshima by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

2
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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Himeji holiday planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

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.
Plan my Osaka trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip app.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

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