49 days in Japan Itinerary

49 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 7 nights
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Naha
— 6 nights
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal), Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Jigokudani, &more) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, and get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sapporo sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Naha

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Motobu-cho (Tropical Dream Center, Okichan Theater, &more), Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Heiwa no Ishiji, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Cape Manzamo, examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Amagusuku Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naha trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Naha by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in December, with highs in Naha at 24°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Yokan Museum (in Ogi), Saikai (Nagasaki Bio Park & Onyoku Museum) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, stroll around Nagao Castle Park, and take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Naha, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Nagasaki, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Gekijyo, &more), Miyajima (Momijidani Park & Mt. Misen) and Yamato Museum (in Kure). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Himeji

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more), Okayama (Okayama Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, stroll through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Himeji journey planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), Namba (Minami (Namba) & Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Sanmachi Suji, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Daigakudori Street (in Kunitachi) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in January: highs in Tokyo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.