12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Fujiyoshida
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Nakatsugawa
— 2 nights
Drive to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Asakusa, Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online road trip planner.

Kyoto to Tokyo is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida

— 4 nights
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Jizai Glass Beads Studio & Gallery, Kawaguchiko Craft Park, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, stroll around Arakurayama Sengen Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fujiyoshida trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Fujiyoshida are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks · Classes · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arimatsu no Machinami as well as Atsuta Jingu Shrine. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Arimatsu no Machinami, and then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya road trip planning website.

Getting from Fujiyoshida to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Nakatsugawa

— 2 nights
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nakatsugawa trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nagoya to Nakatsugawa by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Gifu Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Gifu Prefecture is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of central Japan. Its capital is the city of Gifu.Located in the center of Japan, it has long played an important part as the crossroads of Japan, connecting the east to the west through such routes as the Nakasendō. During the Sengoku period, many people referred to Gifu by saying, "control Gifu and you control Japan."HistoryThe land area that makes up modern-day Gifu became part of the Yamato Court around the middle of the fourth century. Because it is in the middle of the island of Honshū, it has been the site of many decisive battles throughout Japan's history, the oldest major one being the Jinshin War in 672, which led to the establishment of Emperor Tenmu as the 40th emperor of Japan.The area of Gifu Prefecture consists of the old provinces of Hida and Mino, as well as smaller parts of Echizen and Shinano. The name of the prefecture derives from its capital city, Gifu, which was named by Oda Nobunaga during his campaign to unify all of Japan in 1567. The first character used comes from Qishan (岐山), a legendary mountain from which most of China was unified, whereas the second character comes from Qufu (曲阜), the birthplace of Confucius. Nobunaga chose those characters because he wanted to unify all of Japan and he wanted to be viewed as a great mind.

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