21 days in Tokyo, Nozawaonsen-mura & Osaka Itinerary

21 days in Tokyo, Nozawaonsen-mura & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 8 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Odawara Kokian (in Odawara), Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Hakone-machi, Odawara Kokian, Lake Kawaguchi, KĊtoku-in
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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nights
Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Get out of town with these interesting Nozawaonsen-mura side-trips: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi), Itoigawa (Nohakusan Shrine & Shionomichi Museum) and Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple, Old Mejima Residence, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Amidado and trek along Shinetsu Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nozawaonsen-mura trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nozawaonsen-mura in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in October, with highs in Nozawaonsen-mura at 65°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nagano, Iiyama, Itoigawa, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Shinetsu Trail
Shinetsu Trail

8
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Shoshazan Engyoji) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, get engrossed in the history at Kusuri no Doshomachi Archive, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Nozawaonsen-mura to Osaka by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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