39 days in Japan Itinerary

39 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 4 nights
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Ise
— 2 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 8 nights
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Urayasu
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 11 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, have fun and explore at Hiroshima Children's Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Monokoto Store, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Miyajima, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then steep yourself in history at To no Oka, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ekie.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Miyajima
Miyajima
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, Legoland Discovery Center Osaka, Backstreet Osaka Tours, and other attractions you added. Head to Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Hontenfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Mt. Wakakusa (in Nara) and Mt. Rokko (in Kobe). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Kids Plaza Osaka and enjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours · Parks

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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), browse the handmade items at Asahiyaki, admire the masterpieces at Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, explore the activities along Uji River, then browse the different shops at Zest Oike, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Ippodo Tea Kyoto ©
Ippodo Tea Kyoto
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Nachi Mitaki Falls and Hashigui Rock. Step off the beaten path and head to Ruins of Shingu Castle and Asuka Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Nachikatsura-cho side-trips: Shichiri Mihama Beach (in Mihama-cho), Daiuma Shrine (in Kumano) and Shingu (Kumano Hayatama Taisha Oshimboku Nagi & Soo-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kubinashi Jizo, stroll through Mushikui-iwa, explore the striking landscape at Ichimai-iwa, and explore the activities along Taki no Hai.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho trip app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in January, Nachikatsura-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kinomatsushima Island ©
Kinomatsushima Island
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Hashigui Rock ©
Hashigui Rock

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Daiozaki Lighthouses, visit a coastal fixture at Daiosaki Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Goza Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yokoyama Ishigami Shrine, then look for gifts at Ouchiyama Milk Village Bloom, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains of Misetoride Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Toba Shopping Plaza Hello, contemplate the long history of Izawanomiya, make a trip to Amanoiwato, then steep yourself in history at Hinjitsukan, then contemplate the long history of Meotoiwa Front Approach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meotoiwa.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ise trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Daiosaki Lighthouse ©
Daiosaki Lighthouse
Meotoiwa ©
Meotoiwa
Izawanomiya ©
Izawanomiya

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
On the 14th (Thu), stop by Boot Solutions Niseko and then head outdoors with Rhythm Base, Hirafu. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Niseko Annupuri, hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, then get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arishima Memorial Center.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Niseko-cho trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ise to Niseko-cho. In January, Niseko-cho is slightly colder than Ise - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Rhythm Base, Hirafu ©
Rhythm Base, Hirafu
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel, Wonder Land Sapporo and Odori Bisse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royce' Chocolate World and The Site of Temiya Line. Head to Sapporo Factory and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshimafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Chitose (New Chitose Airport Terminal & Soraben Soen) and Otaru (Sankaku Market, Former Hayakawa Branch Store, &more). There's still lots to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Important Cultural Properties at Hokkaido University Botanical Garden Museum, make a trip to Seikatei, and browse the different shops at Sunpiazza Shopping Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sapporo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Niseko-cho in January: highs in Sapporo hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Urayasu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel ©
Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bon Voyage as well as Tokyo DisneySea. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Ooedoonsenmonogatari Urayasu Mangekyo, let little ones run wild at Takasu Kaihin Park, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, look for gifts at Bon Voyage, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari, and finally stop by Urayasu Sports Park Indoor And Swimming Pool.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Urayasu trip planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Urayasu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Sapporo in January, plan for much hotter days in Urayasu, with highs around 11°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 5°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Urayasu

Shopping · Spas · Baths · Theme Parks
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Bon Voyage ©
Bon Voyage
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours, Odakyu Department Store, Shinjuku, Roppongi District, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Ueno District and Hozomon. Get in touch with nature at Asakusa Samurai Kart and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Hachioji to see Mt. Takao about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Kagurazaka, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, make a trip to Shimokitazawa, and see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing.

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Tokyo is just a short distance from Urayasu. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Urayasu in January since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Asakusa Samurai Kart ©
Asakusa Samurai Kart
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Gotemba Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Hakone Craft House, get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 2°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Shopping · Museums · Classes

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hakone Craft House ©
Hakone Craft House
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

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