29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Onna-son
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Himeji
— 4 nights
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. Get in touch with nature at Kabira Bay and Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble. Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Kannonzaki Lighthouse, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki journey builder.

Newcastle, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle to Ishigaki is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Newcastle in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daisekirinzan. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho), Ie-son (GI Beach & Iejima Beach Side Horse Park) and Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, admire the sheer force of Fukugawa Falls, identify plant and animal life at Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center, and head outdoors with Diamond Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Onna-son takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in November, Onna-son is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Ie-son, Fukugawa Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan

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.
Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii & Daishoin Temple). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip builder website.

You can fly from Onna-son to Hiroshima in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Hiroshima is slightly colder than Onna-son - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hattoji Furusatomura and Mt Shosha hiking. Your inner history buff will appreciate Himeji Castle and Yoneda Taishiji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Bizen (Mt. Kuma, FAN Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Himeji online trip builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bizen, Takasago, Mt. Takamikura
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Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

5
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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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Nara Park. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Rokuen & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planning app.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Fuji and Sankodai. Visit Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and Kochoji Temple for their historical value. Step out of Fujikawaguchiko-machi to go to Fuji and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, admire the sheer force of Haha no Shirataki Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Aokigahara Forest, and get outside with Momiji Tunnel.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji, Kochoji Temple
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

4
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.
Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Hase-dera Temple and Imperial Palace will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Tokyo to go to Kamakura and see Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at Science Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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