20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Guarulhos
Drive + Fly:  30​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Nikko
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Kamakura
— 1 day
train:  1​h
7
Tokyo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Guarulhos

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samurai Museum as well as Omoide Yokocho. Step off the beaten path and head to Yasukuni Shrine and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning website .

Guarulhos, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guarulhos to Tokyo is 12 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guarulhos in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Tours
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Food Tours

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Nikko, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Ueno Park and then wander the streets of Odaiba. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Kagurazaka, take in nature's colorful creations at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, then walk around Showa Kinen Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Showa Kinen Park
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden ©
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
Showa Kinen Park ©
Showa Kinen Park

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and finally gain a rich perspective with Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

1
day
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kamakura day trip tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Kamakura by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

1
night
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Hannoki Forest Museum / Sokonuke Pond, don't miss a visit to Oshino Hakkai, get in on the family fun at La Ville de Gaspard Et Lisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, then stroll around Arakurayama Sengen Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland and then examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Fujiyoshida online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujiyoshida: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oshino-mura, Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine. On your second day here, take a stroll through Yanaka, then admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujiyoshida, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Yanaka ©
Yanaka

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