23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Towada
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Naha
— 2 nights
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Nago
— 3 nights
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Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Ozu
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Ozu
— 2 nights
Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder site.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Tokyo at 58°F and lows at 43°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Step out of Sapporo with an excursion to Otaru Canal in Otaru--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Moiwa.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo road trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for colder days in Sapporo, with highs around 35°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Towada.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Towada

— 1 night
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
On the 26th (Sat), engage your brain at Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Aguri no Sato Oirase, and then explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Choshi Otaki Waterfall and then explore the activities along Oirase Gorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Towada road trip planning website.

You can fly from Sapporo to Towada in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, Towada is a bit warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 43°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Towada

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 2 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Kondoi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip maker.

You can fly from Towada to Ishigaki in 7.5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Towada in March; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 73°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Kurima Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Naha

— 2 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikinaen Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Naha trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Naha in 2.5 hours. April in Naha sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nago.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nago

— 3 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.
Explore Nago's surroundings by going to Motobu-cho (Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Busena Marine Park, and catch some excitement at Nago Pineapple Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nago day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Naha to Nago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nago can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ozu.

Things to do in Nago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Ozu

— 2 nights
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Garyu Sanso and then steep yourself in history at Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ozu Castle, explore the historical opulence of Uwajima Castle, and then make a trip to Uwajima.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ozu trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nago to Ozu. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nago in April, with highs in Ozu at 64°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ozu

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree and then stroll around Ueno Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ozu to Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Tohoku travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Long a poor rural area known for its harsh climate, Tohoku remained off the tourist radar for most of modern Japanese history. Today, tourism in Tohoku remains refreshingly subdued, offering the chance to discover some of the country's finest natural scenery without the crowds. The area encompasses many scenic hot springs, developed ski areas, picturesque lakes, and historic castles and former samurai residences. Tohoku also serves as an ideal spot for that quintessential Japanese activity, the cherry blossom viewing: the trees bloom later here than elsewhere in the country, making the region a great alternative if you arrive a bit late in the season.

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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