27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+3
bus + foot + Fly + train:  22​h
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  18​h 30​min
End: Playa del Carmen

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Kyoto is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in March, expect Kyoto to be colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Mt. Kuma (in Bizen). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

Make your Himeji itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Kuma, Daisen Outlook, Mt. Takamikura
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, & more) and Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip builder site .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and 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 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
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, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kanazawa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hiroshima in March; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
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 Takato Castle Remains Park (in Ina), Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, and go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in March, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chubu, Hakone-machi, Takato Castle Remains Park, Chureito Pagoda, Matsumoto Castle
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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