17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Nagano
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Karuizawa-machi
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Yokohama
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Nikko
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

4
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 Tokyo Skytree, Sumo Museum, Senso-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai) and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and visit Ueno District.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kankeiji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mizuno Museum, stop by Matsushiro Zozan Chikago, steep yourself in history at Matsushiro, steep yourself in history at Sanada House, thendon't miss a visit to Tenkyuji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Daihongan.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagano trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in November; daily highs in Nagano reach 14°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Yawataya Isogoro Honten ©
Yawataya Isogoro Honten
Matsushiro ©
Matsushiro

1
day
Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stone Church as well as Onioshidashi Volcanic Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, go for a walk through Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Stone Church.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Karuizawa-machi planner.

You can take a train from Nagano to Karuizawa-machi in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Karuizawa-machi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Onioshidashi Volcanic Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Stone Church ©
Stone Church
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park ©
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop, teamLab Borderless and Otome Road. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Otome Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Karuizawa-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Karuizawa-machi in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Otome Road ©
Otome Road

2
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 Enoshima Island, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, don't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown, snap pictures at Yokohama Bay Bridge, thenmake a trip to NYK Hikawamaru, thenwander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally find something for the whole family at Shinyokohama Ramen Museum. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and then head off the coast to Enoshima Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yokohama road trip website.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Nikko on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Enoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

3
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
You've now added Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura to your itinerary. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cryptomeria Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nikko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Nikko takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. While traveling from Yokohama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Shinkyo Bridge ©
Shinkyo Bridge

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore hidden gems such as Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Tree-lined Street and Nezu Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Naritasan Omote Sando in Narita, approximately Narita away. Explore Tokyo further: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naritasan Omote Sando
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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