11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Nagano
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kamakura Hiking Trails and Kamegayatsuzaka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asakusa Shrine and Naritasan Omote Sando. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine & Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Yanaka District, and take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

Denver, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Denver to Tokyo. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Denver in March, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Katori, Naritasan Omote Sando
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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, look for gifts at Usuiseika, don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, thenadmire the natural beauty at Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, and finally browse the different shops at MIDORI 長野.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagano road trip planning app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Nagano to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagano

Shopping Parks Nature
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MIDORI 長野 ©
MIDORI 長野
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Togakushi Shrine Chusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Chusha

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Mukashi Ningyo Aoyama / K1-Doll and Toraya Kyoto Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenryuji Temple and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip website.

Getting from Nagano to Kyoto by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. When traveling from Nagano in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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