32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nasu-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Hachijo-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Amakusa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Aso
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Toyooka
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Narusawa-mura
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Paris

8
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nezu Shrine, Tokyo Disneyland, Cooking Class Japan Cross Bridge, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiunkaku and Gotokuji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Kitanomaru Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Eishoji Temple, Kaizoji Temple, &more), Kawagoe (Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine & Kitain) and Saitama (Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama & Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, stop by Kichijoji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Classes Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Fujiyoshida, Atami, Saitama
Highlights from your plan
Gotokuji Temple ©
Gotokuji Temple
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku

2
nights
Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nasu World Monkey Park, admire the natural beauty at Coppice Garden, get your game on at Treasure Stone Park, get to know the fascinating history of Sesshoseki-Tenbodai Boardwalk, then take in the pleasant sights at Nasu Yumoto Ashiyu Kompairo no Yu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasu Yuzen Shrine. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Nasu Flower World, then hike along Nasu Nature Study Paths, then take in the pleasant sights at Yahata Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasu Kogen Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nasu-machi day trip planning website .

Drive from Tokyo to Nasu-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: high temperatures in Nasu-machi hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nasu World Monkey Park ©
Nasu World Monkey Park
Nasu Yuzen Shrine ©
Nasu Yuzen Shrine
Treasure Stone Park ©
Treasure Stone Park

2
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 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sukyo Mahikari, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Soyuji Temple, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Harada Sake Brewery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kusakabe Folk Museum, then examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Shokawa-Zakura.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Nasu-machi to Takayama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Soyuji Temple ©
Soyuji Temple
Harada Sake Brewery ©
Harada Sake Brewery
Kusakabe Folk Museum ©
Kusakabe Folk Museum

3
nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Occhogahama and Noboryotouge. Visit Yuhama Ruins Kurawa Ruins and Inene Main Shrine for their historical value.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hachijo-machi planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Takayama to Hachijo-machi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Amakusa.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inene Main Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara
Ogoshihana Lighthouse ©
Ogoshihana Lighthouse

1
night
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Nishibira Tsubaki Park, take in panoramic vistas at Kigaigaura Observation Deck, steep yourself in history at Myotoku-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Gion-bashi Bridge, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Takabutoyama Lookouts, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Zengan Observation Deck, see the interesting displays at Goshoura Cretaceous Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hondo Suwa Shrine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hondo Catholic Church.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amakusa route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hachijo-machi to Amakusa. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aso.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kamiamakusa
Highlights from your plan
Hondo Suwa Shrine ©
Hondo Suwa Shrine
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum ©
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum

2
nights
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine, look for gifts at Monzenmachi Shopping Street, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then don't miss a visit to Aso Station, then cruise along Aso Panorama Line, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Asosan Main Hall Saigandenji Okunoin. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myogyo-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Aso Skyline View Place, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kabutoiwa Lookout, then wander the wide-open spaces of Mo-mo- Farm Takehara Bokujo, and finally experience rural life at Couples.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aso travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Amakusa to Aso takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Aso can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Aso

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line
Aso Station ©
Aso Station

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shisho Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Takeno Coast, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokurakuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Onsenji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Hachigoro's Tojima Wetland, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Toyooka Fukkokenchikugun, examine the collection at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izushi Shrine, contemplate the long history of Izushi Meijikan, then don't miss a visit to Shinkoro, and finally contemplate the long history of Izushi Karo Yashiki.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Toyooka trip planner.

You can fly from Aso to Toyooka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Onsenji Temple ©
Onsenji Temple
Izushi Shrine ©
Izushi Shrine
Gokurakuji Temple ©
Gokurakuji Temple

5
nights
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.
You've now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hase-dera Temple and Omiwa Shrine. Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Koyasan Daishi Kyokai will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Himorogi Remains (in Sakurai), Koya-cho (Koyasan Choishi Michi, Eko-in Temple, &more) and Karako Kagi Ruins (in Tawaramoto-cho). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), and contemplate the long history of Keage Incline.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Toyooka to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Sakurai, Universal Studios Japan, Karako Kagi Ruins, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Highlights from your plan
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine

3
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
You've now added Mount Fuji to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tee off at Narusawa Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji, then pause for some photo ops at Japan's Highest Peak Fujisan Kengamine Monument, and finally examine the collection at Mt.Fuji Nature Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokueizan Myohoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichinomiya Sengen Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ando Residence, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kushigata, and finally stroll through Oyanagawa Promenade.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Narusawa-mura road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Narusawa-mura takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Narusawa-mura hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minami Alps, Ichinomiya Sengen Shrine, Mount Fuji, Tokueizan Myohoji Temple, Oyanagawa Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kushigata ©
Mt. Kushigata
Narusawa Golf Club ©
Narusawa Golf Club
Kawaguchiko Motor Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Motor Museum

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