29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Sofia
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Sofia

3
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.
Step out of Nagasaki to go to Sasebo and see Huis Ten Bosch, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo, stroll around Nagao Castle Park, and examine the collection at Dejima.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Nagasaki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sofia to Nagasaki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nagasaki, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Gojuno To, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park (in Awaji), Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle) and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei (in Bizen). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, snap pictures at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, and take in the exciting artwork at ART NOMURA.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Himeji journey planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Okayama, Kobe, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park, Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka (in Osaka) and Dotombori (Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori & Dotombori District). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning tool.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Hida Takayama Museum of Art, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanazawa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Owaku-dani Valley, &more) and Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck (in Yamanakako-mura). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, enjoy breathtaking views from Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder website.

Drive from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

6
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 natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stroll around Ueno Park, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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