3 days in Japan Itinerary

3 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 day
Drive
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Hakuba-mura
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites

Hakuba-mura

— 1 night
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Kitaone Kogen Highland, pause for some serene contemplation at Wadano no Mori Church, then fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, then trek along Happo-one Nature Study Course, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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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.