46 days in Japan Itinerary

46 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kawagoe
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Omihachiman
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 32 nights

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and finally wander the streets of Akihabara. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2
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Must see
Senso-ji Temple
4.4

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Kawagoe

Kawagoe

Little Edo

Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saitama (Keyaki Hiroba, Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, &more), Ruins of Ashikaga School (in Ashikaga) and Sano Premium Outlet (in Sano). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, steep yourself in history at Toki no Kane, and see the interesting displays at Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan.

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Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawagoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Kawagoe, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Historic Site
Toki no Kane
2.4
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Religious Site
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
4.1

3
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, stop by Nagamachi Neighborhood, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kawagoe to Kanazawa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5
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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
3.9

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Deai Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama route website.

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Omihachiman.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1
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Neighborhood
Sanmachi Suji
4.3

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Omihachiman

Omihachiman ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Nobunagano Yakata, contemplate the long history of Azuchi Castle Ruins, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shimmachi Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himure Hachimangu, then don't miss a visit to Hachiman-bori, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Omishonin Street. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Tanikangama Gallery Tohozan, admire the masterpieces at Miho Museum, then get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally experience rural life at La Collina Omihachiman.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Omihachiman route planner.

Drive from Takayama to Omihachiman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Omihachiman sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Omihachiman

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Azuchi Castle Ruins
3.8
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Art Museum
Miho Museum
4.5
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Religious Site
Himure Hachimangu
3.6

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saga (Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, Sagajo Park, &more), Omura (Omura Park, Former Kusumoto Masataka Mansion, &more) and Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch, Udogoe Observatory, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Yokan Museum, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, and steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Omihachiman to Nagasaki. In October in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Garden
Glover Garden
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Theme Park
Huis Ten Bosch
3.6

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