9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Narita
— Few hours
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Tokyo
— Few hours
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Takamori-machi
— 1 night
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
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Kumamoto
— Few hours
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Wakayama
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights

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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 find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Narita sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Narita International Airport, Tokyo Haneda International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Narita to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kumamoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kumamoto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takamori-machi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

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Takamori-machi

Takamori-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): cruise along Takamoritoge no Senbonsakura, stroll around Takamori Yusui Tunnel Park, then don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs, then walk around Tsukimawari Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Takamori-machi tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Takamori-machi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Takamori-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Takamori Yusui Tunnel Park ©
Takamori Yusui Tunnel Park
Shirakawa Springs ©
Shirakawa Springs
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine ©
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai, then explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Takamori-machi to Takachiho-cho by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reigando, make a trip to JR Kumamoto Station, then pause for some photo ops at Kato Kiyomasa Statue, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kumamoto City International Center.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kumamoto online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Kumamoto by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Wakayama.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto City International Center ©
Kumamoto City International Center
JR Kumamoto Station ©
JR Kumamoto Station
Kato Kiyomasa Statue ©
Kato Kiyomasa Statue

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Wakayama

Wakayama ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wakayama Castle, admire the natural beauty at Momijidani Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kimiidera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuroshio Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itakiso Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Nakasuji Family Former Residence.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wakayama visit app.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Wakayama in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Wakayama can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle
Itakiso Shrine ©
Itakiso Shrine

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. See even more of Tokyo: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and visit Odaiba District.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary planner.

Getting from Wakayama to Tokyo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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