23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
Train:  2 h
1
Chichibu
— 3 nights
train:  4 h
2
Tokamachi
— 3 nights
train:  4 h
3
Nikko
— 3 nights
train:  2 h 30 min
4
Zao-machi
— 3 nights
train:  3 h
5
Yokote
— 3 nights
train:  8 h
6
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Chichibu

Chichibu ©
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
Chichibu is known for historic sites, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Misotsuchi Icicles (Misotsuchinotsurara), look for gifts at Henmi Orimono (Furusato Hall), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Fudasho Meguri, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks.

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Tokyo to Chichibu is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°F in Chichibu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokamachi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine
Urayama Dam ©
Urayama Dam
Hitsujiyama Park ©
Hitsujiyama Park

3
nights
Tokamachi

Tokamachi ©
Tōkamachi is a city located in southwest Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 54,104 and a population density of 91.6 persons per km². Tokamachi is known for nature, museums, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, explore the activities along Kiyotsu Gorge, don't miss a visit to Matsudai Nou Stage, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoshitoge Rice Terraces.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokamachi online attractions planner.

You can drive from Chichibu to Tokamachi in 3 hours. While traveling from Chichibu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokamachi, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokamachi

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces ©
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
Onsen Resorts
House of Light ©
House of Light

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.
Nikko is known for historic sites, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, and steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate).

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You can drive from Tokamachi to Nikko in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nikko when traveling from Tokamachi in February, with lows around 41°F. You will leave for Zao-machi on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji

3
nights
Zao-machi

Zao-machi ©
Zao-machi is known for nature, scenic drive, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Miyagi Zao Eboshi Resort, experience rural life at Zao Dairy Farm, head outdoors with Sumikawa Snow Park, and don't miss a visit to O-torii.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zao-machi road trip planner.

Getting from Nikko to Zao-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Nikko in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zao-machi, with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Yokote.

Things to do in Zao-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Miyagi Zao Fox Village
Highlights from your plan
Okama Crater ©
Okama Crater
Miyagi Zao Eboshi Resort ©
Miyagi Zao Eboshi Resort
Sumikawa Snow Park ©
Sumikawa Snow Park

3
nights
Yokote

Yokote ©
Yokote is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of June 2013, the city has an estimated population of 94,728, and a population density of 137 persons per km². Change things up with these side-trips from Yokote: Semboku (Ishiguro Samurai House, Samurai District, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, take a stroll through Masuda Storehouses, make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Jumonji, and get in on the family fun at Akita Furusatomura.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yokote travel route planner.

Drive from Zao-machi to Yokote in 3 hours. Traveling from Zao-machi in February, expect nights in Yokote to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are slightly colder, around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yokote

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Semboku
Highlights from your plan
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Akita Furusatomura ©
Akita Furusatomura

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, Otaru Canal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Odori Park, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapporo sightseeing planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Yokote to Sapporo with the Route module. When traveling from Yokote in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 29°F by day to 23°F at night. You will leave for Asahikawa on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Otaru
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

3
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Furano (Furano Budogaoka Park, Furano Ski Resort, &more). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Sapporo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of 24°F to lows of 20°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Furano
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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