20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Ise
— 2 nights
4
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
6
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights

3
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get in touch with nature at White Isle Niseko and Asahigaoka Ski Areas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort and Boot Solutions Niseko. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Niseko Kids Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and examine the collection at Shu Ogawara Museum of Art.

Discover how to plan a Kutchan-cho trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Inverness, UK to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Inverness to Kutchan-cho due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Inverness, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kutchan-cho, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
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Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort ©
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
Rhythm Base, Hirafu ©
Rhythm Base, Hirafu
Spas

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine and Daijoji Temple. Fudosonkorin Temple and Shirayama Hime Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Kaga (Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice, Korogi Bridge, &more), Ishikawa Aviation Plaza (in Komatsu) and Takayama (Hida Temmangu, Takayama Showa Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, examine the collection at Ashigaru Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiura Shrine, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Site of Takada Family in Kaga-han.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kutchan-cho to Kanazawa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kutchan-cho in March, with highs in Kanazawa at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Kaga, Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, Shirayama Hime Shrine
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:
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Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
Shirayama Hime Shrine ©
Shirayama Hime Shrine
Dolls Museum ©
Dolls Museum

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a stroll through Uramuracho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Asama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naiku Kaguraden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazahinominomiya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takanomiya. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience, steep yourself in history at Saiku Heian no Mori, get engrossed in the history at Saiku Histrical Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tsumekiri Fudoson, and finally kick back and relax at Ichigo Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ise road trip planning app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Ise by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, Ise is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Meiwa-cho, Shima, Toba
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Takanomiya ©
Takanomiya
Saiku Histrical Museum ©
Saiku Histrical Museum
Uramuracho ©
Uramuracho

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 6th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Nachi Primeval Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kinomatsushima Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Katsuura Kyochiho Oroshiuri Ichiba.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho online trip planner.

You can drive from Ise to Nachikatsura-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine
Fudarakusanji Temple ©
Fudarakusanji Temple
Kinomatsushima Island ©
Kinomatsushima Island

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Miyanouradake and Mt. Mocchomudake. Popular historic sites such as Ruins of Kosugidani Village and Yaku Shrine are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake, go for a walk through Gejibe no Sato, look for all kinds of wild species at Okinasugi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kusukawa Tenmangu Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yakushima-cho trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Nachikatsura-cho to Yakushima-cho in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tachudake ©
Tachudake
Mt. Miyanouradake ©
Mt. Miyanouradake
Mt. Mocchomudake ©
Mt. Mocchomudake

3
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuju Highland and Heitate Shrine. Get some historical perspective at Kaguraden and Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Tadewara Wetlands (in Kokonoe-machi), Aso Mizuki Meguri (in Aso) and Ikeyama Springs (in Ubuyama-mura). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushifuru Shrine, take in the views from Takachiho Bridge, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Station, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho route planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Takachiho-cho, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aso, Kuju Highland, Tadewara Wetlands, Heitate Shrine, Ikeyama Springs
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Kushifuru Shrine ©
Kushifuru Shrine
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Aratate Shrine ©
Aratate Shrine

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