34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chitose
— 1 night
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
3
Morioka
— 1 night
4
Semboku
— 2 nights
5
Osaki
— 4 nights
6
Nikko
— 3 nights
7
Shibukawa
— 2 nights
8
Chichibu
— 2 nights
9
Kawanehon-cho
— 2 nights
10
Fujinomiya
— 2 nights
11
Miyoshi
— 2 nights
12
Kurobe
— 2 nights
13
Tokyo
— 6 nights

1
night
Chitose

Chitose
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chitose trip itinerary maker app.

San Francisco, USA to Chitose is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Chitose, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Chitose at °F and lows at °F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Shopping Museums

2
nights
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.
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker tool.

Drive from Chitose to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chitose in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Sapporo. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Morioka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

1
night
Morioka

Morioka
The city of Morioka sits against a mountainous backdrop, framed by two main rivers.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Morioka trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Morioka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in November: highs in Morioka hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Semboku.

Things to do in Morioka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

2
nights
Semboku

Semboku
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Semboku journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Morioka to Semboku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaki.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

4
nights
Osaki

Osaki
Ōsaki is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan., the city had an estimated population of 132,930 and a population density of 167 persons per km². To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaki tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Semboku to Osaki in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Semboku in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Osaki. You will leave for Nikko on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Osaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

3
nights
Nikko

Nikko
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nikko trip planner.

You can drive from Osaki to Nikko in 3.5 hours. In November in Nikko, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for Shibukawa on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Shibukawa

Shibukawa
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shibukawa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Shibukawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Shibukawa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Parks Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Chichibu

Chichibu
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chichibu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shibukawa to Chichibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shibukawa in November since evenings lows in Chichibu dip to °F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Kawanehon-cho.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Kawanehon-cho

Kawanehon-cho
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kawanehon-cho trip planner.

Getting from Chichibu to Kawanehon-cho by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chichibu in November since evenings lows in Kawanehon-cho dip to °F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Kawanehon-cho

Spas Parks Museums

2
nights
Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Plan my day in Fujinomiya using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kawanehon-cho to Fujinomiya in 2 hours. In November in Fujinomiya, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for Miyoshi on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyoshi trip planner.

Getting from Fujinomiya to Miyoshi by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Miyoshi when traveling from Fujinomiya in November, with lows around °F. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Kurobe.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

2
nights
Kurobe

Kurobe
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kurobe day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyoshi to Kurobe. November in Kurobe sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kurobe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

6
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website.

You can drive from Kurobe to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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