58 days in Japan Itinerary

58 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Narita
— 1 night
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
4
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
6
Wakkanai
— 1 night
7
Rebun-cho
— Few hours
8
Wakkanai
— 2 nights
9
Sapporo
— 1 night
10
Tokyo
— 3 nights
11
Kyoto
— 6 nights
12
Miyazu
— 1 night
13
Toyooka
— 2 nights
14
Osaka
— 3 nights
15
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
16
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
17
Tokyo
— 4 nights
18
Nikko
— 2 nights
19
Sendai
— 4 nights
20
Akita
— 4 nights
21
Tokyo
— 6 nights

1
night
Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Narita trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Narita is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Narita. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Narita, with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Parks Historic Sites Museums

4
nights
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Narita to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

3
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate day trip app.

Fly from Tokyo to Hakodate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Shopping Museums

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sapporo online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Wakkanai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

1
night
Wakkanai

Wakkanai
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wakkanai trip site.

Drive from Sapporo to Wakkanai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Wakkanai can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Outdoors Museums

few
hours
Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rebun-cho tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Wakkanai to Rebun-cho in 3 hours. October in Rebun-cho sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the exhibits of 100th Year Memorial Tower, thencontemplate the long history of Former Seto House, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Wakkanai Fukuko Ichiba.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wakkanai day trip website.

Drive from Rebun-cho to Wakkanai in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Former Seto House ©
Former Seto House

1
night
Sapporo

Sapporo
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Wakkanai to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sapporo in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

6
nights
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker app.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Miyazu

Miyazu
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyazu tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Miyazu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Miyazu to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Toyooka.

Things to do in Miyazu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Toyooka tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Miyazu to Toyooka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

3
nights
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Toyooka to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip app.

Getting from Osaka to Fukuoka by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki
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.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nikko route app.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Museums

4
nights
Sendai

Sendai
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sendai trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nikko to Sendai by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Sendai, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for Akita on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

4
nights
Akita

Akita
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akita trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sendai to Akita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akita when traveling from Sendai in November, with lows around °F. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Akita

Parks Historic Sites Museums

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Akita to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Akita - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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