16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Nago
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Nago
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nago

— 5 nights
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Relax by the water at Emerald Beach and Nago citizen Beach. Do your shopping at Nago Pineapple Park and Nago Civic Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Nago side-trips: Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins, Akabaka Beach, &more), Agena Castle Ruins (in Uruma) and Motobu-cho (Anchihama, Bise no Warumi, &more). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest, explore the ancient world of Izena Castle Ruins, and don't miss a visit to Samure Road.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nago day trip planning website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Nago is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. While traveling from Frankfurt, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Nago, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oagata Shrine, stroll through Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijuji Temple, then stop by Maruya Hatcho Miso, and finally browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Tokoname. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Central Towers, then wander the streets of Sakae, then see the interesting displays at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, and finally explore the activities along Yamazaki River.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nago to Nagoya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nago in April; daily highs in Nagoya reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 1 night
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Arakurayama Sengen Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, then hike along Momiji Tunnel, then learn about winemaking at Marufuji Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiszenji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, take in the pleasant sights at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kunimasu Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Fujinomiya Route, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Aokigahara Forest.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meguro River and Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shimokitazawa and Ginza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple, Kencho-ji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ueno District, stop by Yanaka District, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, and make a trip to Nezu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.