17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Takahagi
— 1 day
3
Fukushima
— 2 nights
4
Kitakata
— Few hours
5
Nikko
— 3 nights
6
Takayama
— 2 nights
7
Kofu
— 2 nights
8
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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night
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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Takahagi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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day
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 Tokyo to Takahagi in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in November; daily highs in Takahagi reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Takahagi

Parks Nature
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Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Shiroishi Castle and then meet the residents at Miyagi Zao Fox Village.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fukushima trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Takahagi to Fukushima takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kitakata.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiroishi
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Miyagi Zao Fox Village ©
Miyagi Zao Fox Village
Shiroishi Castle ©
Shiroishi Castle

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hours
Kitakata

Kitakata
Kitakata is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kitakata journey app.

Traveling by car from Fukushima to Kitakata takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kitakata are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to Nikko.

Things to do in Kitakata

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kitakata to Nikko in 3 hours. Traveling from Kitakata in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Nikko. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Takayama.

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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nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hirayu Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hirayu Fall.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Takayama day trip planning site.

You can drive from Nikko to Takayama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Takayama when traveling from Nikko in November, with lows around °F. You'll set off for Kofu on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Nature
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nights
Kofu

Kofu ©
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
You've now added Fuji-Q Highland to your itinerary. On the 24th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Kofu Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun 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 Takayama to Kofu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Takayama in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kofu: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 26th (Fri), 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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Akihabara, teamLab☆Planets and teamLab Borderless. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. 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 °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Ginza ©
Ginza