10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Mitaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Yokohama
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Chuo
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Tokyo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harajuku Takeshita-dori as well as Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Meguro River, steep yourself in history at Tokyo National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally wander the streets of Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Mt. Hiruzen, get outside with Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, and then wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Mitaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, Mt. Hiruzen
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

2
nights
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka. On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at Kakujogyorui Kodaira, make a trip to Daigakudori Street, then wander the streets of Kichijoji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanashi Shrine, and finally explore the activities along Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mitaka trip site .

Mitaka is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yokohama.

Things to do in Mitaka

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Higashikurume, Tanashi Shrine, Jindai-ji Temple, Kichijoji, Daigakudori Street
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Jindai-ji Temple ©
Jindai-ji Temple
Kichijoji ©
Kichijoji
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

3
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinyokohama Ramen Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and then take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Kamakura Hiking Trails, then steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, then stroll through Nogeyama Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mitaka to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mt. Nokogiri
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo ©
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

2
nights
Chuo

Chuo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuromon Market. On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Kuromon Market, let the kids burn off some steam at Odoike Park, steep yourself in history at Old Villa of Dembee Kamiya in Inage, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ebi River, then stop by Bon Voyage, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine, explore the world behind art at Hoki Museum, then head outdoors with Tarzania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sakura Hiroba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chuo trip site .

Chuo is just a short distance from Yokohama. In February, daily temperatures in Chuo can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Chuo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiba, Urayasu, Tarzania, Sakura Hiroba, Ebi River
Highlights from your plan
Ebi River ©
Ebi River
Bon Voyage ©
Bon Voyage
Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine

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