14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Narita
— 1 day
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
3
Yuzawa-machi
— 2 nights
Train
4
Numazu
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Narita

— 1 day
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando, and then don't miss a visit to Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Narita is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Narita, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Narita is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 11°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Ueno District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin. Keep things going the next day: stop by Yanaka District and then visit Odaiba District.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Narita to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Narita in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Yuzawa-machi

— 2 nights
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Yukiguni Agripark Yuzawa Ichigo-mura, then don't miss a visit to Ponshukan, then hit the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, and finally examine the collection at Okukiyo Powerhouse.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yuzawa-machi trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Numazu.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Numazu

— 3 nights
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Osezaki and Mihamasaki Cape. Visit Kochoji Temple and Nagahama Castle Ruins for their historical value. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Numazu Castle Site, explore the historical opulence of Kokokuji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and kick back and relax at Ita Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Numazu trip maker app.

You can take a train from Yuzawa-machi to Numazu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Numazu sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sapporo.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Sapporo

— 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Fushimi Inari Shrine and Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hokkaido Jingu and Sapporo Clock Tower. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Sapporo Teine, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapporo road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Numazu to Sapporo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Numazu in January, with highs in Sapporo at -3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Niigata Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata with which it shares the same name.HistoryUntil after the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province (on the mainland) and Sado Province. During the Sengoku period, the Nagao clan, who were at times vassals to the Uesugi, ruled a fief in the western part of modern Niigata from Kasugayama Castle. The most notable member of the Nagao clan was Nagao Kagetora, later and better known as Uesugi Kenshin. He unified the leaders of Echigo Province and became its sole ruler. By taking the surname Uesugi, he also became the head of the Uesugi clan and effectively brought their realm under his control.The city of Niigata is now the third largest Japanese city facing the Sea of Japan, after Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It was the first Japanese port on the Sea of Japan to be opened to foreign trade following the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry. It has since played an important role in trade with Russia and Korea. A freighter from North Korea visits Niigata once a month, in one of the few forms of direct contact between Japan and that country.

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