17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kurihara
— 1 night
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Kawaguchi
— 3 nights
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Takayama
— 3 nights
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Toyooka
— 2 nights
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Okayama
— 4 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night

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Kurihara

Kurihara ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Kazenosawa Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakuradasan Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Kannari History and Folklore Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kannari Christian Orthodox Church, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Tsukidate Morning Market.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kurihara visit planner.

Narvik, Norway to Kurihara is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Narvik to Kurihara. Traveling from Narvik in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Kurihara: highs are around 17°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Kurihara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kazenosawa Museum ©
Kazenosawa Museum
Sakuradasan Shrine ©
Sakuradasan Shrine

3
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Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokonoe Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nenohi Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hozo-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosho-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Kogai Shigen Kenkyujo Monument, get into the urban bustle at Kawaguchi Lilia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Kizoro no Fujizuka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanasato Shrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kawaguchi tour planner.

Getting from Kurihara to Kawaguchi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kurihara in April, expect nights in Kawaguchi to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple
Kokonoe Shrine ©
Kokonoe Shrine
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine

3
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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Get some cultural insight at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine and Kanda house. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Takayama Jinya and Nagase house. Take a break from Takayama with a short trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses in Shirakawa-mura, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hida Kokubun-ji Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Takayama trip planner.

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Takayama in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Takayama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toyooka.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

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Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hacchohama Kobama Beach, head outdoors with Hamazume Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shisho Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Onsenji Temple. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, then enjoy the sand and surf at Takeno Coast, then get some fabulous bargains at Nishitomo Crab Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Toyooka trip planning app.

You can drive from Takayama to Toyooka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Okayama.

Things to do in Toyooka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kami-cho, Kyotango
Highlights from your plan
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Thermal Spas
Onsenji Temple ©
Onsenji Temple

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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Okayama Castle and Tsushima Iseki. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Site of Okayama Castle Ishiyama Gate and Okayama Women's Commercial School Site. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Soja (Kinojo Iwaya, Kinojo Castle, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Okayama Kinshu Kaikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Okayama road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Toyooka to Okayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Toyooka in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Okayama, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Soja
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Kinojo Castle ©
Kinojo Castle
Bicchukokubunji Temple ©
Bicchukokubunji Temple

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Kushifuru Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Okayama to Takachiho-cho in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Kushifuru Shrine ©
Kushifuru Shrine

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