25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  14 h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Takayama
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Himeji
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  15 h
End: Dubai

5
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 striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. In November, Tokyo is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, take an in-depth tour of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Takayama journey planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Matsumoto Castle
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and visit Gion.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 1:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Shikoku Mura Village (in Takamatsu), Awaga Shrine (in Asago) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, stroll around Kunimi no Mori Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

Plan my day in Himeji using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Himeji, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Shikoku Mura Village, Kunimi no Mori Park, Awaga Shrine, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip site.

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 December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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