31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly + train:  43​h 30​min
1
Narita
— Few hours
+2
train + foot + train:  4​h
2
Nagano
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Osaka
— 11 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 14 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Narita
— Few hours
train + Fly:  42​h 30​min
End: Santiago


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Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Narita day trip planning website .

Santiago, Chile to Narita is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Santiago to Narita. February in Narita sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Nagano on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nagano online travel planner .

Getting from Narita to Nagano by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Narita in February, expect nights in Nagano to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagano

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Obuse Winery
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha
Matsushiro ©
Matsushiro

11
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Toji. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Gion, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, & more), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park) and Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

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Getting from Nagano to Osaka by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nagano in February, expect Osaka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Ise, Sakurai, Hikone Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea. Step off the beaten path and head to Ueno and Kanda Myojin. Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Atami (Kinomiya Shrine, Kiunkaku, & more), Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, wander the streets of Yanaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Sengaku-ji Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Atami, Fujiyoshida, Mishima
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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Narita

Narita ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makata Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakini Tendo (Shusse Inari).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Narita day trip planning site .

Getting from Tokyo to Narita by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in March since evenings lows in Narita dip to 3°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Spas
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Makata Shrine ©
Makata Shrine
Dakini Tendo (Shusse Inari) ©
Dakini Tendo (Shusse Inari)

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