32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Nasu-machi
— 2 nights
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
4
Hachijo-machi
— 3 nights
5
Amakusa
— 1 night
6
Aso
— 2 nights
7
Toyooka
— 2 nights
8
Kyoto
— 5 nights
9
Narusawa-mura
— 3 nights

8
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.
You've added Nezu Shrine, Tokyo Disneyland, Cooking Class Japan Cross Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Gotokuji Temple and Izusan Jinja Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Samurai Armor Photo Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Kawagoe (Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine & Kitain), Saitama (Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama & Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park) and Kamakura (Eishoji Temple, Kaizoji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, steep yourself in history at Jindai-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade, and make a trip to Chureito Pagoda.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planning app.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Classes Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Atami, Fujiyoshida, Yokohama, Kawagoe
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Kitanomaru Park ©
Kitanomaru Park
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku

2
nights
Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nasu World Monkey Park, admire the natural beauty at Coppice Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Treasure Stone Park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Sesshoseki-Tenbodai Boardwalk, thendon't miss a visit to Nasu Yumoto Ashiyu Kompairo no Yu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasu Yuzen Shrine. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Nasu Flower World, hike along Nasu Nature Study Paths, thentake in the pleasant sights at Yahata Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasu Kogen Lookout.

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Drive from Tokyo to Nasu-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in May, with highs in Nasu-machi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nasu World Monkey Park ©
Nasu World Monkey Park
Nasu Yuzen Shrine ©
Nasu Yuzen Shrine
Treasure Stone Park ©
Treasure Stone Park

2
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.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sukyo Mahikari, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Soyuji Temple, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Harada Sake Brewery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kusakabe Folk Museum, thenexamine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, and finally make a trip to Shokawa-Zakura.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama online route planner.

Getting from Nasu-machi to Takayama by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Soyuji Temple ©
Soyuji Temple
Harada Sake Brewery ©
Harada Sake Brewery
Kusakabe Folk Museum ©
Kusakabe Folk Museum

3
nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hideie Ukita Tomb and Hideie Ukita Dwelling Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Ionuma and Inene Main Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hachijo-machi trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Takayama to Hachijo-machi with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Amakusa.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inene Main Shrine
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Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara
Ogoshihana Lighthouse ©
Ogoshihana Lighthouse

1
night
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
On the 18th (Mon), walk around Nishibira Tsubaki Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Kigaigaura Observation Deck, contemplate the long history of Myotoku-ji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Gion-bashi Bridge, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Takabutoyama Lookouts, take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Zengan Observation Deck, examine the collection at Goshoura Cretaceous Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Hondo Suwa Shrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hondo Catholic Church.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amakusa trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hachijo-machi to Amakusa with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aso.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kamiamakusa
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Hondo Suwa Shrine ©
Hondo Suwa Shrine
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum ©
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum

2
nights
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine, stop by Monzenmachi Shopping Street, test the waters at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Aso Station, thenhead outdoors with Aso Panorama Line, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Asosan Main Hall Saigandenji Okunoin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myogyo-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Aso Skyline View Place, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Kabutoiwa Lookout, thendon't miss a visit to Mo-mo- Farm Takehara Bokujo, and finally relax in the rural setting at Couples.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Aso trip builder site.

Drive from Amakusa to Aso in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Aso are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Aso

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line
Aso Station ©
Aso Station

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shisho Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Takeno Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokurakuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onsenji Temple, thenmake a trip to Hachigoro's Tojima Wetland, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Toyooka Fukkokenchikugun, examine the collection at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izushi Shrine, thendon't miss a visit to Izushi Meijikan, thenmake a trip to Shinkoro, and finally contemplate the long history of Izushi Karo Yashiki.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Toyooka trip planner.

You can fly from Aso to Toyooka in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Onsenji Temple ©
Onsenji Temple
Izushi Shrine ©
Izushi Shrine
Gokurakuji Temple ©
Gokurakuji Temple

5
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.
You've now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hase-dera Temple and Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). Popular historic sites such as Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Omiwa Shrine are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Karako Kagi Ruins (in Tawaramoto-cho), Koya-cho (Koyasan Choishi Michi, Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, &more) and Himorogi Remains (in Sakurai). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, and identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Toyooka to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Sakurai, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), Karako Kagi Ruins, Universal Studios Japan
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Gio-ji Temple ©
Gio-ji Temple
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Mount Fuji has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tee off at Narusawa Golf Club, thenget impressive views of Mount Fuji, thenpause for some photo ops at Japan's Highest Peak Fujisan Kengamine Monument, and finally examine the collection at Mt.Fuji Nature Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokueizan Myohoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichinomiya Sengen Shrine, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Ando Residence, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kushigata, and finally take a peaceful walk through Oyanagawa Promenade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Narusawa-mura in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for slightly colder days in Narusawa-mura, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minami Alps, Tokueizan Myohoji Temple, Oyanagawa Promenade, Mount Fuji, Ichinomiya Sengen Shrine
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Mt. Kushigata ©
Mt. Kushigata
Kawaguchiko Motor Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Motor Museum
Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum

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