29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Get some cultural insight at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple) and National Museum of Western Art. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama (Kishamichi Promenade, Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, &more), National Museum of Japanese History (in Sakura) and Kashima Jingu (in Kashima). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawasaki Daishi, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take a stroll through Kagurazaka, and steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Orlando in February, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 51°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Royce' Chocolate World and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Hokkaido University Museum and Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga. Change things up with a short trip to Otaru Miyakodori Shopping District in Otaru (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort, stroll through Sapporo Teine, wander the streets of Susukino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Sapporo are colder (29°F), and nights are a bit cooler (23°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Shima, and finally contemplate the long history of Kazuemachi Tea House Street.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip builder site.

Getting from Sapporo to Kanazawa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in February; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 44°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Nagasaki

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in February; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 51°F and lows reach 40°F. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 10th (Thu), test the waters at Hiroshima Stretch and then see the interesting displays at Honkawa Peace Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima tour app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Spas

Osaka

— 5 nights
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.
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Kawasaki Good Times World will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Wakakusa and Nara Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Omiwa Shrine (in Sakurai) and Nara (Harushika Brewery, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. You will leave for Awaji on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Awaji, Awaji-shima

— 3 nights
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Get outdoors at Narcissus Hill and Tokushima PPrefectual Naruto Athletics Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Izanagi Shrine and Awajima Island Hachijouji. Explore Awaji's surroundings by going to Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Kakogawa (Kakurin-ji Temple & Kyoshinji Temple) and Akashi (Amore Beach & Ruins of Akashi Castle). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iseguruma Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Awaji Oiso Artyama, contemplate the waterfront views at Nushima, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Parchez Kaori No Yu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Awaji online travel route planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Awaji in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Awaji

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kennin-ji Temple and Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple, and make a trip to Daigo-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Awaji to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Kyoto sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, take in the pleasant sights at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., then explore the activities along Lake Shoji, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Mitama no Yu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine. On the next day, trek along Momiji Tunnel, examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mitsutoge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kanda Myojin and Ueno District. Let the collections at Nezu Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo capture your imagination. See some other sides of Tokyo: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya, examine the collection at Fire Museum, steep yourself in history at Toshogu Shrine, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.