28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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28 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Friedrichshafen
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
6
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Friedrichshafen

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Takato Castle Remains Park (in Ina) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, and take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour planner.

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Friedrichshafen to Fujikawaguchiko-machi. Traveling from Friedrichshafen in March, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planning website .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Nagase house, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Hiroshima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

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
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Mt. Kuma (in Bizen) and Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daisen Outlook, Mt. Kuma, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

7
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: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey builder website .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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