18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— Few hours
2
Mito
— 1 night
3
Takahagi
— Few hours
4
Utsunomiya
— Few hours
5
Nikko
— 4 nights
6
Numata
— 2 nights
7
Shibukawa
— 1 night
8
Kofu
— 3 nights
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights


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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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Mito.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Mito

Mito
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mito online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Mito takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Mito. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takahagi.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

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Takahagi

Takahagi
Takahagi is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the views at Hananuki Valley.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Takahagi day trip tool.

You can drive from Mito to Takahagi in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Mito in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Takahagi: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 40°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Utsunomiya.

Things to do in Takahagi

Parks · Nature
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Utsunomiya

Utsunomiya ©
The capital city of Tochigi Prefecture, Utsunomiya bursts at the seams with festivals, Japanese dumplings, jazz, and cherry blossoms.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oya temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Utsunomiya trip builder.

Traveling by car from Takahagi to Utsunomiya takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Utsunomiya when traveling from Takahagi in November, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Utsunomiya

Historic Sites
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Oya temple ©
Oya temple

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ryuzu Waterfall, Shinkyo Bridge and Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the views from Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge), contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nikko journey builder site.

You can drive from Utsunomiya to Nikko in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November in Nikko, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Numata.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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Numata

Numata ©
You've now added Takaragawa Onsen to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Fukiwarenotaki Falls and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Takaragawa Onsen. On the next day, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Shima Onsen.

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

Traveling by car from Nikko to Numata takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Numata

Baths · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Shima Onsen, Takaragawa Onsen
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Shima Onsen ©
Shima Onsen
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls

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Shibukawa

Shibukawa ©
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ikaho Stone Steps. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ikaho Stone Steps, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikaho Shrine, and then take in the views from Kajikabashi.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Shibukawa trip itinerary maker website.

Shibukawa is just a short distance from Numata. In November in Shibukawa, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kofu.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haruna Shrine
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Ikaho Shrine ©
Ikaho Shrine
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps

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Kofu

Kofu ©
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fuji-Q Highland as well as Maizuru Castle Park. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kofu online trip planner.

You can drive from Shibukawa to Kofu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kofu, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kofu

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Shosenkyo ©
Shosenkyo
Shosenkyokageenomori Museum ©
Shosenkyokageenomori Museum

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes teamLab☆Planets, Pet Paradise, Harajuku Takeshita Street, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, and other attractions. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Explore Tokyo further: get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Drive from Kofu to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kofu in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Urayasu, Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
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Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea