11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Hirosaki
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
2
Niigata
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Mashiko-machi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
4
Inuyama
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Kawasaki
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
6
Naha
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Boston

1
night
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Taigu-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saishoin Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choshoji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hirosaki holiday planning website.

Boston, USA to Hirosaki is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Boston to Hirosaki. March in Hirosaki sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Niigata.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saishoin Temple ©
Saishoin Temple
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple

1
night
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
On the 30th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at CoCoLo Niigata, look for gifts at Ponshukan Niigata Station, and then identify plant and animal life at Ikutopia Shoku Hana.

Find out how to plan Niigata trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Hirosaki to Niigata in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, Niigata is a bit warmer than Hirosaki - with highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mashiko-machi.

Things to do in Niigata

Shopping Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station
CoCoLo Niigata ©
CoCoLo Niigata

1
night
Mashiko-machi

Mashiko-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko and then take in the exciting artwork at Moegi Honten.

Plan my day in Mashiko-machi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Niigata to Mashiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Niigata in March since evenings lows in Mashiko-machi dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inuyama.

Things to do in Mashiko-machi

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Inuyama

Inuyama ©
Located on the banks of an important regional river, the inland castle town of Inuyama has long been an important waypoint for merchants and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Inuyama Jokamachi, thenget engrossed in the history at Shiro to Machi Museum, and then make a trip to Inuyama Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inuyama day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mashiko-machi to Inuyama. In March, daytime highs in Inuyama are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kawasaki.

Things to do in Inuyama

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Inuyama Jokamachi ©
Inuyama Jokamachi
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

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night
Kawasaki

Kawasaki ©
Easily accessible via a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo, Kawasaki features a modern, industrialized waterfront, as well as a couple of quirky attractions.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, thensee the interesting displays at Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum, and then stroll around Ikuta Ryokuchi Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kawasaki journey planner.

Take a train from Inuyama to Kawasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Kawasaki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kawasaki

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art ©
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art
Ikuta Ryokuchi Park ©
Ikuta Ryokuchi Park

1
night
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): browse the different shops at Aeon Naha Shopping Center, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Ryubo, and then look for gifts at Umichurara.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Kawasaki to Naha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kawasaki in April: high temperatures in Naha hover around 75°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Umichurara ©
Umichurara
Ryubo ©
Ryubo

3
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.
Do your shopping at Shimokitazawa and Ginza Itoya Hontren. Explore hidden gems such as Ueno District and Yanaka District. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Ginza, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Naha to Tokyo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naha in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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