29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Nara
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Wakkanai
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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Abashiri
— 2 nights
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Obihiro
— 2 nights
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Tomakomai
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights


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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Shoji as well as Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Change things up with a short trip to Gotemba Premium Outlets in Gotemba (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, explore the striking landscape at Funatsu Tainai Jugata Lava Tree Mold, explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi visit planner.

Vienna, Austria to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vienna to Fujikawaguchiko-machi. While traveling from Vienna, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shiroyone Semmaida. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiroyone Semmaida
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally stop by Yu Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Japan City Nara Sanjo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Saho River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then contemplate the long history of Byodoin, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nara itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Nara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Nara dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

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Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway.

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Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Himeji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, make a trip to Asakusa Bridge, then make a trip to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, then walk around Odori Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally get outside with Maruyama Genshirin.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip builder site.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Sapporo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (9°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Nihon Saihokutan no Chi Monument, don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki, contemplate the long history of Old Naval Watchtower, then walk around Esandomarigyoko Park, then don't miss a visit to Cape Noshappu, and finally make a trip to Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wakkanai road trip website.

You can drive from Sapporo to Wakkanai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Wakkanai are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Historic Sites
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Esandomarigyoko Park ©
Esandomarigyoko Park
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome ©
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome

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Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Teijiro Nakahara Memorial Asahikawa Sculpture Museum Station Gallery, get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, then explore the world behind art at Snow Crystal Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Asahikawa trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Wakkanai to Asahikawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, get great views at Marchen no Oka, get outside with Abashiri Lakeside, take in nature's colorful creations at Flower Garden Hana Tento, then see the interesting displays at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tentozan Viewing Platform. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Cape Notoro, ponder the world of politics at Abashiri Prison, don't miss a visit to Abashiri Prison Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, then don't miss a visit to Kitahama Station, and finally don't miss a visit to Mokoto Station Building.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Abashiri day trip planning website.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Abashiri in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Obihiro.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marchen no Oka
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Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples

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Obihiro

Obihiro ©
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tee off at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, make a trip to Kita no Yatai, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then catch the contagious excitement of Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track, and finally visit Tokachimura. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Obihiro Shrine, don't miss a visit to Aikoku Station, make a trip to Kofuku Station, then admire the masterpieces at Nakasatsunai Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Manabe Garden, and finally stroll around Midorigaoka Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Obihiro online holiday planner.

Drive from Abashiri to Obihiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Obihiro can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tomakomai.

Things to do in Obihiro

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoshino Resort Tomamu, Nakasatsunai Museum
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Manabe Garden ©
Manabe Garden
Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track ©
Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track
Obihiro Shrine ©
Obihiro Shrine

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Tomakomai

Tomakomai ©
Tomakomai is a city and port in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. On the 2nd (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Michinoeki Utonaiko, stop by Northern Horse Park, see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, then explore the activities along Lake Utonai, and finally engage your brain at Tomakomai City Science Center. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tomakomai City Midorigaoka Park Observation Deck, explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tarumae, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tomakomai road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Obihiro to Tomakomai takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tomakomai when traveling from Obihiro in May, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tomakomai

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Chitose
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Northern Horse Park ©
Northern Horse Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stroll around Ueno Park, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tomakomai to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tomakomai in May, with highs in Tokyo at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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