19 days in Japan & Nadi Itinerary

19 days in Japan & Nadi Itinerary

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19 days in Japan & Nadi Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  19 h
1
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
6
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
End: Wellington, New Zealand

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Hiroshima is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In February, Hiroshima is much colder than Wellington - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Himeji, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Himeji, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka route maker app .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Osaka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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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
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Jam Katsuyama (in Katsuyama) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner .

You can take a train from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Ski Jam Katsuyama
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nadi: Sigatoka (Natadola Beach & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nadi driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Nadi takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Nadi is 3 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in February, with highs in Nadi at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Port Denarau Marina
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

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