37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 18 nights
2
Karuizawa-machi
— 2 nights
3
Chino
— 2 nights
4
Nagiso-machi
— 2 nights
5
Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
6
Obuse-machi
— 2 nights
7
Nozawaonsen-mura
— 2 nights
8
Yamanouchi-machi
— 3 nights
9
Nagoya
— 3 nights

18
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.
Get outdoors at Pola Museum of Art and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple) and Katsuura (Ubara Beach & Osakana Mura). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miura, Hayama-machi, Kamogawa, Yokosuka, Hakone-machi
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Western Art ©
National Museum of Western Art
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

2
nights
Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaio-in Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nunobiki Kannon, thenadmire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, and finally browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomioka Silk Mill, get a new perspective on nature at Gunma Natural Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myogi Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, things will get a bit cooler in Karuizawa-machi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chino.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tomioka, Komoro
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Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori ©
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls

2
nights
Chino

Chino ©
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kitazawa Museum of Art, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then hit the slopes at Kurumayama Highland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Suwa Shrine, thenexplore the world behind art at Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum, thenbrowse the different shops at Resort Outlet Yatsugatake, and finally take an in-depth tour of Togariishi Jomon Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chino trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Karuizawa-machi to Chino in 2 hours. September in Chino sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Chino

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Suwa, Hokuto, Onsen Resorts
Highlights from your plan
Kurumayama Highland ©
Kurumayama Highland
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Kitazawa Museum of Art ©
Kitazawa Museum of Art

2
nights
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
On the 24th (Tue), trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, take an in-depth tour of Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin), and then get engrossed in the history at Wakihonjin Okuya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at Kur Resort Yubunesawa.

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Getting from Chino to Nagiso-machi by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nagiso-machi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Baths Spas Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kur Resort Yubunesawa
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Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin) ©
Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin)
Wakihonjin Okuya ©
Wakihonjin Okuya

2
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
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 26th (Thu): stop by Hakuba Jump Arena, thenhead outdoors with Hakubaoike, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, snap pictures at Hakuba Ohashi Bridge, and then take a peaceful walk through Tsugaike Natural Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakuba-mura trip planner.

You can drive from Nagiso-machi to Hakuba-mura in 3 hours. September in Hakuba-mura sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Obuse-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otari-mura, Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Highlights from your plan
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Tsugaike Natural Park ©
Tsugaike Natural Park
Happoone ©
Happoone

2
nights
Obuse-machi

Obuse-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganshoin Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joko-ji Temple, thenget to know the fascinating history of Kurino Komichi, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Hokusai-kan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kozan Takai Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Suzaka Hanga Museum Hiratsuka Unichi Hanga Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Yonako Daibakufu, and then learn about winemaking at Obuse Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Obuse-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Hakuba-mura to Obuse-machi in 1.5 hours. In September in Obuse-machi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Obuse-machi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Suzaka
Highlights from your plan
Hokusai-kan ©
Hokusai-kan
Yonako Daibakufu ©
Yonako Daibakufu

2
nights
Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
On the 30th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at Myoko Sanroku Outlet Store Tomato, contemplate the waterfront views at Hokuryu Lake, thenfly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen, and finally make a trip to Ogama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): go for a walk through Tsunan Midama Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Midama Futoson, thentake in the awesome beauty at Akiyamago, and finally admire the masterpieces at Echigo Tsumari Art Field.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nozawaonsen-mura trip maker.

You can drive from Obuse-machi to Nozawaonsen-mura in an hour. In September in Nozawaonsen-mura, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks Outdoors Baths

Side Trips

Tsunan-machi, Echigo Tsumari Art Field, Myoko Sanroku Outlet Store Tomato, Hokuryu Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Echigo Tsumari Art Field ©
Echigo Tsumari Art Field
Hokuryu Lake ©
Hokuryu Lake

3
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Matsukawa Valley, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then examine the collection at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Tenichi Art Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kichijo-ji Temple, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nozawaonsen-mura to Yamanouchi-machi in 1.5 hours. In October in Yamanouchi-machi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tenichi Art Museum, Kichijo-ji Temple, Onsen Resorts, Matsukawa Valley, Jukambo National Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Tenichi Art Museum ©
Tenichi Art Museum
Onsen Resorts

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gozaisho-dake, and then take a stroll through Sakae.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip site.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Nagoya by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in October, with lows around °C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gozaisho-dake, Pacific Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gozaisho-dake ©
Gozaisho-dake
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River

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