29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Nagano
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Nakatsugawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Kumano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Nara
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
11
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

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 Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and teamLab Borderless. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Tower. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, stop by Odaiba District, wander the streets of Akihabara, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo visit planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saiho-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, thenmake a trip to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder days in Nagano, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Togakushi Shrine Chusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Chusha

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Samurai Yakata has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), see a show at Samurai Yakata, make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, thensteep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, and finally walk around Kenrokuen Garden. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and then take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa route builder.

Getting from Nagano to Kanazawa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

3
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.
You've now added Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Takayama Jinya and Gero Onsen Gassho Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Gero (Osakacho Waterfalls, Kyu Odoke Jutaku, &more) and Bokka no Sato (in Gujo). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, stop by Hida Bussankan, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama holiday planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Gero, Bokka no Sato
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Osakacho Waterfalls ©
Osakacho Waterfalls
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

4
nights
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.
You've now added Lake Kawaguchi to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Fuji and Kengamine. Step out of Fujikawaguchiko-machi to go to Fujinomiya and see Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba and contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Takayama to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Takayama in April, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Fuji-Q Highland, Mount Fuji
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland

2
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. You've now added Nakasendo Magome-juku to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, take in panoramic vistas at Magome Observatory, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Nakasendo Magome-juku, and finally steep yourself in history at Masugata Waterwheel. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Kozenji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Kantenpapa Garden, fly down the slopes at Senjojiki Cirque, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kiso Komagatake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hokendake.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nakatsugawa route maker website.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Nakatsugawa in 3 hours. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Nakatsugawa, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kumano.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Komagane, Agematsu-machi, Kantenpapa Garden, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Mt. Kiso Komagatake ©
Mt. Kiso Komagatake

3
nights
Kumano

Kumano ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Onigajo. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, thenexamine the collection at Taiji Whale Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through Nachi Primeval Forest.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kumano sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Nakatsugawa to Kumano by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nachikatsura-cho, Taiji Whale Museum
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Taiji Whale Museum ©
Taiji Whale Museum

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
You've now added Koyasan Okunoin to your itinerary. When in Koya-cho, make a side trip to see Tanizeno Tsuribashi in Totsukawa-mura, approximately Totsukawa-mura away.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kumano to Koya-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Kumano in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Koya-cho, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tanizeno Tsuribashi, 十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shitennoji as well as Street Kart Osaka. On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shitennoji, make a trip to Kuromon Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, thenget your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Street Kart Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Zoheikyoku Sakura no Torinuke, thensteep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka online road trip planner.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Himeji
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Street Kart Osaka ©
Street Kart Osaka

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): have fun at Waplus Nara.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Nara sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Outdoors Classes Fun & Games
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2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama as well as Kinkaku-ji. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally stop by Fuuka-Kimono.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Nara in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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