34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 10 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kita
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Chuo
— 9 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bangkok


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10
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pola Museum of Art and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Takao and The Railway Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: stroll through Ubara Risokyo, explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, wander the streets of Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mt. Takao, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu), Minoyama Park
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
On the 24th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yatadera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, take a peaceful walk through Kobe Municipal Arboretum, and then shop like a local with Chinatown (Nankinmachi).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kita attractions planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kita by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kita can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Chuo.

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kobe, Horyu-ji Temple, Osaka Castle, Yatadera Temple, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

9
nights
Chuo

Chuo ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) and Seiryu Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Hachiman and Takagoyama Nature Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Chuo: Toshiba Science Museum (in Kawasaki), Chiba (Odoike Park, Hoki Museum, & more) and Yokosuka Museum of Art (in Yokosuka). Have a day of magic on the 1st (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuo planner .

You can take a train from Kita to Chuo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Chuo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chuo

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Chiba, Yokohama, Urayasu, Katsuura, Kōtoku-in
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Yokosuka Museum of Art ©
Yokosuka Museum of Art
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

10
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Pola Museum of Art and Museum of Yebisu Beer. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Ubara Risokyo (in Katsuura). Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Odaiba, shop like a local with Ginza, get outside with Mt. Kumotori, and explore the striking landscape at Remains of Kobundo Tunnel.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Chuo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Yokohama, Mt. Takao, Mt. Kumotori, Pola Museum of Art, Ubara Risokyo
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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