42 days in Japan Itinerary

42 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Urayasu
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Urayasu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kawasaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Yokohama
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ito
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimoda
— 1 night
Drive
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Izu
— 1 night
Drive
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Numazu
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 7 nights
Drive
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Wakayama
— 1 night
Drive
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Kushimoto-cho
— 3 nights
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Urayasu

— 3 nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Urayasu tour builder site.

Honolulu, USA to Urayasu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Urayasu is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in May, expect Urayasu to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kawasaki.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks

Kawasaki

— 1 night
Easily accessible via a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo, Kawasaki features a modern, industrialized waterfront, as well as a couple of quirky attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, then explore the wide array of goods at Grandtree Musashikosugi, and then examine the collection at Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kawasaki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Urayasu to Kawasaki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kawasaki are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kawasaki

Shopping · Museums

Yokohama

— 5 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Yokohama is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, walk around Yamashita Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yokohama trip itinerary planning website.

Yokohama is just a stone's throw from Kawasaki. In May in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Hakone-machi is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, trek along Hakone Stoneā€paved Road, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from Yokohama in May, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ito.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Ito

— 1 night
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll around Izu Shaboten Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Jogasaki Coast, and then make a trip to Jogasaki Suspension Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ito trip planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Ito by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in May: highs in Ito hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimoda.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Shimoda

— 1 night
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 30th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Shimoda Aquarium, then stroll around Shimoda Park, and then make a trip to Perry Road.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shimoda driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Ito to Shimoda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Izu.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Izu

— 1 night
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, then go for a walk through Chikurinnokomichi, and then walk around Shuzenji Nijino Sato.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Izu online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shimoda to Izu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Numazu.

Things to do in Izu

Parks · Nature

Numazu

— 1 night
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rakujuen Park, walk around Shirataki Park, and then don't miss a visit to Gempeigawa River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Numazu trip builder website.

Numazu is just a stone's throw from Izu. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 1 night
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 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake, don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, then walk around Oishi Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and finally see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Numazu to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Numazu in June: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Fujiyoshida

— 1 night
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fujiyoshida holiday planner.

Fujiyoshida is very close to Fujikawaguchiko-machi. In June in Fujiyoshida, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & Nagashima Spa Land) and Kyoto (Kyoto Denim, Kyoto Tower Sando, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower, meet the residents at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya route planner.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Grand Front Osaka, Kuchu Teien Observatory, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and get your game on at NINJA VR KYOTO.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka

— 7 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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and try out the rides at SpaWorld.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka day trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Wakayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Wakayama

— 1 night
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II. On a tour of Wakayama, you'll have the chance to take day trips to the prefecture's numerous natural and historic sights, as the town has good connections and also provides easy access to Osaka and Nara.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get in on the family fun at Porto Europe, look for gifts at Wakayama Marina City, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuroshio Market.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wakayama tour planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Wakayama in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wakayama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kushimoto-cho.

Things to do in Wakayama

Theme Parks · Shopping

Kushimoto-cho

— 3 nights
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kushimoto-cho travel route planner.

Getting from Wakayama to Kushimoto-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kushimoto-cho

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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.