29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Yuzawa-machi
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Kita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Nara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
6
Kita
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
8
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Tokyo
— 14 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Omotesando, wander the streets of Ueno, and then wander the streets of Shinjuku Golden Gai.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 12 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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nights
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 2nd (Tue), fly down the slopes at Jyoetsu International Ski Area, then make a trip to Doai Station, and then boost your wellbeing at Nozawa Onsen Public Baths (soto-yu). Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Iwappara Ski Resort, then make a trip to Takumi no Sato, then hit the slopes at Naeba Ski Resort, and finally have fun at Yuzawa Central Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yuzawa-machi trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Minakami-machi, Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring, Jyoetsu International Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Iwappara Ski Resort ©
Iwappara Ski Resort
Nozawaonsen Sotoyu Nakao Hot Spring ©
Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort

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nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets, identify plant and animal life at Hakone Shisseikaen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yuzawa-machi to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Spas Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

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Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shitennoji Temple as well as Osaka Castle. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Shitennoji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then make a trip to HEP FIVE観覧車, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori. On the next day, stroll through Midori no Bunkaen, stroll through Kiyotaki Toge, then make a trip to Donzurubo, then grab your bike and head to Mizukoshitoge, and finally get outside with Shinkansen Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kita road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hakone-machi to Kita. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in April: highs in Kita hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Shijonawate, Mizukoshitoge, Shinkansen Park, Donzurubo
Highlights from your plan
Midori no Bunkaen ©
Midori no Bunkaen
Donzurubo ©
Donzurubo
Shinkansen Park ©
Shinkansen Park

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've now added Todai-ji Temple to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nara tour itinerary maker .

Nara is just a short distance from Kyoto. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nara, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

1
night
Kita

Kita ©
To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kita sightseeing site .

Getting from Nara to Kita by car takes about an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nara in April since evenings lows in Kita dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Hep Five Ferris Wheel ©
Hep Five Ferris Wheel

1
night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kita to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ueno ©
Ueno
Hachiko ©
Hachiko
Shinjuku Golden Gai ©
Shinjuku Golden Gai

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, contemplate the long history of Wada House, then contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and finally get great views at Shinhotaka Ropeway. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, fly down the slopes at Takasu Snow Park, get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and finally examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

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

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Takayama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takasu Snow Park, Gokayama
Highlights from your plan
Takasu Snow Park ©
Takasu Snow Park
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes J-WORLD TOKYO, Senso-ji Temple and Shinyokohama Ramen Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Tokyo Dome City. Head to Ginza and Minato Mirai 21for some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Urayasu (Ikspiari & Tokyo DisneySea), Aeon Lake Town (in Koshigaya) and Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka). See even more of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planning tool .

Getting from Nara to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tokyo, with lows of 12°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Urayasu, AEON Lake Town, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ginza ©
Ginza

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