29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Kawasaki-machi
— 1 day
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Yokohama
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kobe
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Sapporo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in February, with highs in Sapporo at -1°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Kawasaki-machi.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Kawasaki-machi

Kawasaki-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Kamafusa, walk around Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park, and then make a trip to Wild Dog Run.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kawasaki-machi road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sapporo to Kawasaki-machi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in February, with highs in Kawasaki-machi at 5°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kawasaki-machi

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park ©
Lake Kamafusa ©
Lake Kamafusa

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kawasaki-machi to Kanazawa. In February, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, and finally take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art, then admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, then steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yokohama trip builder.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, then explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Yokohama in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Inuyama Castle, Nabana no Sato
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally make a trip to Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kobe trip site.

Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Kobe, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Baths · Spas · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Otemae Street, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Himeji sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): go for a walk through Ohori Park, take in the pleasant sights at Fukuoka Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live event at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally make a trip to Yatai.

Start your trip to Fukuoka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Dazaifu
Highlights from your plan
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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