25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Nagano
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 10 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

City of Yatai

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner.

Busan, South Korea to Fukuoka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Busan in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fukuoka, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Side Trip

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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

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 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): visit Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, stroll around Rakusai Chikurin Park, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, make a trip to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kankeiji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saiho-ji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nagano travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in November; daily highs in Nagano reach 14°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Togakushi Shrine Chusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Chusha
Saiho-ji Temple ©
Saiho-ji Temple

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, appreciate the history behind Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate itinerary planner.

Getting from Nagano to Hakodate by combination of train, subway, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nagano in November, with highs in Hakodate at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Yoichi-cho (Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, Kakizaki Shoten, &more), Noboribetsu (Lake Fujin, Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, &more) and Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Otaru Denuki Koji, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, walk around Odori Park, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo day trip app.

Take a train from Hakodate to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hakodate in November: highs in Sapporo hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more), Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday maker.

Getting from Sapporo to Tokyo by train takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Sapporo, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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

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