24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Nara
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Himeji
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yasugi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Fuji and Hakone Venetian Glass Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Izu (Shuzen-ji Temple & Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba).

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Hakone-machi hover around 8°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Izu, Mount Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
Shuzen-ji Temple ©
Shuzen-ji Temple

2
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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. You'll set off for Yamanouchi-machi on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Jukambo National Museum, and then examine the collection at Konnyaku Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi trip builder .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Yamanouchi-machi at 7°C and lows at 0°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zenko-ji Temple, Jukambo National Museum, Konnyaku Park
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Nara Machi Walking Tour has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Nara trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Nara takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in December, with highs in Nara at 13°C and lows at 6°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nishiki Market. Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gion and Arashiyama. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotonbori (in Osaka) and National Museum of Ethnology (in Suita). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Dotonbori, National Museum of Ethnology
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji and then browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Okayama.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Himeji using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. 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. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toYasugi.

Things to do in Himeji

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aeon Mall Okayama, Shikoku Mura Village
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Aeon Mall Okayama ©
Aeon Mall Okayama

1
night
Yasugi

Yasugi ©
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wako Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yasugi trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Himeji to Yasugi in 3 hours. Traveling from Himeji in October, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Yasugi. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yasugi

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Wako Museum ©
Wako Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Kamoizumi Sake Brewery in Higashihiroshima, approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Getting from Yasugi to Hiroshima by car takes about 3 hours. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Itsukushima Shrine, Kamoizumi Sake Brewery
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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