34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mazatlan
+2
Fly + train + bus:  26​h
1
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Takayama
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
8
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Mazatlan

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujiyoshida (Onshirin Garden & Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja) and Mt. Kimpu (in Kofu). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi itinerary planner.

Mazatlan, Mexico to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. While traveling from Mazatlan, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Mt. Kimpu, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Kisofukushima Ski Resort (in Kiso-machi), Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, take in the pleasant sights at Norikura Summit Tatamidaira, explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama online tour builder .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Matsumoto Castle, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katsuyama (Ski Jam Katsuyama & Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Katsuyama
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Ski Jam Katsuyama ©
Ski Jam Katsuyama

5
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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planning app .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get outside with Yarabudake, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ishigaki online trip builder .

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach, Kouri Bridge, & more) and Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach, Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and take a pleasant ride with Iejima Beach Side Horse Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho visit planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Motobu-cho, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Kunigami-son, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum) and Hatsukaichi (Paddle Park, Miyajima, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

Plan a Hiroshima trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, Hiroshima is slightly colder than Motobu-cho - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Paddle Park ©
Paddle Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Gion & Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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