29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Nagoya
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Hamamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kakegawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kawanehon-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Shizuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Fuji
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Fujinomiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Izu
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Ito
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Atami
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Ise Grand Shrine. Popular historic sites such as Nagoya Castle and Inuyama Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Hikone Castle (in Hikone), Oharai-machi (in Ise) and Mikimoto Pearl Island (in Toba). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Sakae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nagoya day trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagoya. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Nagoya reach 16°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Matsusaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ise, Koran Valley, Mikimoto Pearl Island, Inuyama Castle, Hikone Castle
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu ©
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kanzanji Onsen, Hamamatsu Fruit Park Tokinosumika and Lake Hamana. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about all things military at Hamamatsu Air Park, then explore the activities along Lake Hamana, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Kanzanji Onsen. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate and then find something for the whole family at Hamamatsu Fruit Park Tokinosumika.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamamatsu trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Hamamatsu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nagoya in December, expect Hamamatsu to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kakegawa.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Lake Hamana ©
Lake Hamana
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate ©
Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate

2
nights
Kakegawa

Kakegawa ©
Kakegawa is a city in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 113,852 and a population density of 429 persons per km2. Oigawa Railway Co. has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Shihesido Art House, don't miss a visit to Kakegawa Castle, then get from place to place with Oigawa Railway Co., then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hattasan Soneiji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Yamaha Communication Plaza. On your second day here, get all the information you need at Michi-no-Eki Fore Nakakawane, then head outdoors with Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa, then stop by Koresshikadokoro, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kakegawa tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Hamamatsu to Kakegawa in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kakegawa can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kawanehon-cho.

Things to do in Kakegawa

Outdoors Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukuroi, Shimada, Michi-no-Eki Fore Nakakawane, Yamaha Communication Plaza
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Kakegawa Castle ©
Kakegawa Castle
Hattasan Soneiji Temple ©
Hattasan Soneiji Temple
Oigawa Railway Co. ©
Oigawa Railway Co.

1
night
Kawanehon-cho

Kawanehon-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yume no Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge as well as Senzu Station. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the views from Yume no Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge, appreciate the views at Sumatakyo Valley, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, go for a walk through Senzu Station, then see the interesting displays at Michi-no-EKi Otoginosato, and finally take a stroll through Sumatakyo Onsen.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kawanehon-cho attractions website .

You can drive from Kakegawa to Kawanehon-cho in 2 hours. December in Kawanehon-cho sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Kawanehon-cho

Nature Parks Spas
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Senzu Station ©
Senzu Station
Yume no Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge ©

2
nights
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haguruma Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, and finally stop by Yaizu Sakana Center. On the next day, take in the waterfront at S Pulse Dream Plaza, engage your brain at Tokai University Marine Science Museum, then explore the world behind art at Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Shizuoka castle.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shizuoka visit planner.

You can drive from Kawanehon-cho to Shizuoka in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fuji.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Yaizu Sakana Center
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art ©
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) ©

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 12th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, and then go for a walk through Obuchi Sasaba. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bernard Buffet Museum, then tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jinbayama Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fuji holiday tool .

You can drive from Shizuoka to Fuji in an hour. December in Fuji sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gotemba, Bernard Buffet Museum
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Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets
Bernard Buffet Museum ©
Bernard Buffet Museum
Jinbayama Shrine ©
Jinbayama Shrine

2
nights
Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Asagiri Kogen, then go for a walk through Kuon-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fujinomiya itinerary maker site .

Fujinomiya is just a short distance from Fuji. In December in Fujinomiya, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minobu-cho, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, and finally make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Fugaku Wind Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Fujinomiya to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fujinomiya in December: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Izu.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

2
nights
Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shuzen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mishima Taisha, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally steep yourself in history at Toi Kinzan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Joren Waterfall, learn more about the world around you at Joren Falls Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, then look for gifts at Genraku Shuzenji Honten, and finally browse the different shops at Numazu Minato Shinsenkan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Izu trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Izu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, with highs in Izu at 15°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ito.

Things to do in Izu

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mishima Taisha, Numazu Minato Shinsenkan
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Mishima Taisha ©
Mishima Taisha
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba ©
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba
Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall

2
nights
Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Jogasaki Coast, see the interesting displays at Izu Glass and Craft Museum, then examine the collection at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Omuro, then see the interesting displays at Izu Teddy Bear Museum, and finally examine the collection at Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ito trip itinerary maker .

Ito is very close to Izu. In December, daily temperatures in Ito can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Atami.

Things to do in Ito

Parks Nature Museums
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Jogasaki Coast ©
Jogasaki Coast
Mount Omuro ©
Mount Omuro
Izu Glass and Craft Museum ©
Izu Glass and Craft Museum

2
nights
Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
On the 22nd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomiya Shrine. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izusan Jinja Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Kiunkaku.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atami online vacation planner .

Atami is just a short distance from Ito. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ito in December, with highs in Atami at 8°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Atami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Odawara Castle
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Kinomiya Shrine ©
Kinomiya Shrine
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji. Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, stop by Kimono Me, and shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Atami to Tokyo in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Atami in December, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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