14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  10 h 45 min
1
Narita
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Yuzawa-machi
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Numazu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Narita travel route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Narita is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Narita is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Narita at 11°C and lows at -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites
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Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

2
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, wander the streets of Ueno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanda Myojin. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Yanaka and then wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online route planner .

Getting from Narita to Tokyo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Narita in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
nights
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 24th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Yukiguni Agripark Yuzawa Ichigo-mura, make a trip to Ponshukan, then hit the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, and finally see the interesting displays at Okukiyo Powerhouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi trip maker site .

Getting from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi by combination of train and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Numazu.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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3
nights
Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kokokuji Castle and Kochoji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Osezaki and Nagahama Castle Ruins. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Mihamasaki Cape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park, steep yourself in history at Numazu Castle Site, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ose Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Numazu vacation planner .

Take a train from Yuzawa-machi to Numazu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Numazu Port ©
Numazu Port
Kokokuji Castle ©
Kokokuji Castle
Nagahama Castle Ruins ©
Nagahama Castle Ruins

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Hokkaido Jingu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sapporo Art Museum and The Hokkaido University Museum. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Sapporo Teine, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, steep yourself in history at The Site of Kairakuen Park, and walk around Odori Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sapporo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Numazu to Sapporo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Numazu in January: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -3°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

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