47 days in Japan Itinerary

47 days in Japan Itinerary

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47 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Inzai
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Isumi
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tateyama
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Futtsu
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Fuji National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Chichibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Honjo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tokorozawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Urayasu
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Koshigaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Saitama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Colombo

4
nights
Inzai

Inzai ©
Inzai is a city located in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.As of late February 2011, the city has an estimated population of 89,505 and a population density of 723 persons per km². You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inzai: Kashima Jingū Shrine (in Kashima), Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine, Ino Tadataka Memorial, & more) and Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hojuin Temple Kannon Building, get great views at Hakuchonosato, explore the ancient world of Iwaya Ancient Tomb, and get curious at Museum of Aeronautical Sciences.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inzai holiday planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Inzai is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Colombo to Inzai, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colombo in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Inzai: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Isumi.

Things to do in Inzai

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Narita, Katori, Choshi, Sakae-machi, Ikisu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 ©
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

6
nights
Isumi

Isumi ©
Explore Isumi's surroundings by going to Otaki-machi (Yoro Valley, Remains of Kobundo Tunnel, & more) and Tamasaki Shrine (in Ichinomiya-machi).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Isumi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Inzai to Isumi takes 2 hours. In August in Isumi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tateyama.

Things to do in Isumi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Otaki-machi, Ichinomiya-machi
Highlights from your plan
Cape Taito ©
Cape Taito
Cape Hachiman ©
Cape Hachiman
Ohara Onjuku Golf Course ©
Ohara Onjuku Golf Course

8
nights
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Tateyama: Mt. Mihara (in Oshima-machi), Oshima Island (in Sakai) and Kamogawa (Kamogawa Sea World & Oyama Rice Terraces). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hojo Beach, make a trip to Nagoji Temple, stroll around Shiroyama Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merasaki Shrine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tateyama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isumi to Tateyama takes 2 hours. In September in Tateyama, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Futtsu.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Minamiboso, Kamogawa, Mt. Mihara, Oshima Island, Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hojo Beach ©
Hojo Beach
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Awa Jinja ©
Awa Jinja

7
nights
Futtsu

Futtsu ©
Futtsu is a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.As of December 2015, the city had an estimated population of 45,309 and a population density of 220 persons per km². You'll find plenty of places to visit near Futtsu: Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai (in Kyonan-machi), Sodegaura (Mori no Makiba Auto Campsite, Country Farm Tokyo German Village, & more) and Kisarazu (Umihotaru, MITSUI OUTLET PARK KISARAZU, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Futtsu Beach, stroll around Futtsu Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Mother Farm, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nokogiri.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Futtsu online route planner .

Traveling by car from Tateyama to Futtsu takes an hour. In September in Futtsu, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fuji National Park.

Things to do in Futtsu

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Kisarazu, Sodegaura, Kimitsu, Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai, Mt. Nokogiri
Highlights from your plan
Takagoyama Nature Zoo ©
Takagoyama Nature Zoo
Mother Farm ©
Mother Farm
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai ©
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai

1
night
Fuji National Park

Fuji National Park ©
Featuring the highest mountain peak in the country, Fuji National Park has long been a place of pilgrimage and poetry, with the active stratovolcano central to Japanese identity, history, and art.
Mount Fuji has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), hike along Fujinomiya Route and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fuji National Park trip itinerary site .

Drive from Futtsu to Fuji National Park in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Futtsu in September; daily highs in Fuji National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Fuji National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
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.
You've now added Mt.Fuji Tourist Information Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, get answers to all your questions at Mt.Fuji Tourist Information Center, then admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, and finally walk around Oishi Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Fuji National Park to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 1.5 hours. September in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chichibu.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Hitsujiyama Park, see human ingenuity at work at Urayama Dam, then don't miss a visit to Misotsuchi Icicles (Misotsuchinotsurara), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Zukyosan Shimabuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okumiya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hodosan Shrine, explore the striking landscape at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Satsusho Meguri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichibu itinerary tool .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Chichibu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, you will find days in Chichibu are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Honjo.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nagatoro-machi
Highlights from your plan
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)
Nakatsu River ©
Nakatsu River
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine

1
night
Honjo

Honjo ©
Honjō is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 77,880 and a population density of 868 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanasana Shrine, walk around Marie Gold Nooka Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tyosenji Temple, then admire the striking features of Kyoshinsha Mohan Sanshitsu, and finally steep yourself in history at Seishido Seikutei.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honjo day trip planning website .

You can drive from Chichibu to Honjo in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Honjo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokorozawa.

Things to do in Honjo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Seishido Seikutei
Highlights from your plan
Marie Gold Nooka Park ©
Marie Gold Nooka Park

2
nights
Tokorozawa

Tokorozawa ©
Tokorozawa is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 335,968 and a population density of 4660 persons per km². On the 24th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Seibuen Amusement Park, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, then explore the world behind art at Nagayamon Nomen Art Museum, and finally stroll around Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tama, stroll around Showa Kinen Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokorozawa planner .

Traveling by car from Honjo to Tokorozawa takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tokorozawa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokorozawa

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lake Tama, Showa Kinen Park, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Mt. Takao
Highlights from your plan
Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park ©
Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Showa Kinen Park ©
Showa Kinen Park

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Urayasu: Susukino (in Sapporo), Chiba (Inage Ocean Park, Chiba Zoological Park, & more) and Sakura no yama Park (in Narita). Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, browse the different shops at Ikspiari, have some family-friendly fun at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and get engrossed in the history at Urayasu Local Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Urayasu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tokorozawa to Urayasu in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tokorozawa in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Urayasu, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koshigaya.

Things to do in Urayasu

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ichikawa, Chiba, Narashino, Susukino, Sakura no yama Park
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Susukino ©
Susukino

2
nights
Koshigaya

Koshigaya ©
Koshigaya is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 337,071 and a population density of 5,610 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Shirakobato Water Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Lake Town, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisaizu Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koshigaya road trip planning site .

Drive from Urayasu to Koshigaya in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Koshigaya are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum, Hondo-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hisaizu Shrine ©
Hisaizu Shrine
Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum ©
Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum
Hondo-ji Temple ©
Hondo-ji Temple

3
nights
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Get out of town with these interesting Saitama side-trips: Musashino (Kichijoji & Inokashira Onshi Park) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, make a trip to Kashiya Yokocho, and stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saitama day trip website .

You can drive from Koshigaya to Saitama in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saitama when traveling from Koshigaya in October, with lows around 18°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Saitama

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musashino, Kawagoe, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Niikura Furusato Minkaen
Highlights from your plan
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine ©
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama ©
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama