10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Nakatsugawa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Nagiso-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kiso-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Matsumoto
— 1 night
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Calgary


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5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Skytree, Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, Akihabara, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip site .

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 16 hours. While traveling from Calgary, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
STREET KART Akihabara No. 2 ©
STREET KART Akihabara No. 2
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

few
hours
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 5th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Magome-juku and then stroll through Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nakatsugawa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tokyo to Nakatsugawa in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nakatsugawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku
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Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku ©

1
night
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi
To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nagiso-machi tour planner .

Traveling by car from Nakatsugawa to Nagiso-machi takes an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Nagiso-machi when traveling from Nakatsugawa in October, with lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Kiso-mura on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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1
night
Kiso-machi

Kiso-machi
For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kiso-machi journey planner .

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Kiso-machi takes an hour. October in Kiso-machi sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kiso-machi

Historic Sites
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1
night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Matsumoto Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkyuin Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukashi Shrine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Matsumoto journey tool .

Traveling by car from Kiso-machi to Matsumoto takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Fukashi Shrine ©
Fukashi Shrine
Zenkyuin Temple ©
Zenkyuin Temple

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