34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Palu
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hakuba-mura
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Ishigaki
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Palu

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.
Visiting Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sankodai and trek along Momiji Tunnel.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi vacation tool .

Palu, Indonesia to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Palu to Fujikawaguchiko-machi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Fujikawaguchiko-machi is colder than Palu - with highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

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.
Visiting Ueno Zoo and Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama will get you outdoors. Step out of Tokyo to go to Urayasu and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

4
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Escape the urban bustle at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Yamanouchi-machi: Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park (in Takayama-mura) and Iizuna Resort (in Iizuna-machi). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ryuoo Mountain Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi tour planning website .

Getting from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi by combination of train and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Yamanouchi-machi is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park, Iizuna Resort
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Iizuna Resort ©
Iizuna Resort
Ryuoo Mountain Park ©
Ryuoo Mountain Park

4
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Take a break from the city and head to Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha and Hakuba Snow Sports School. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakuba-mura: Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano) and Otari-mura (Tsugaike Highland Ski Resort & Ushikata Inn). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, admire all the interesting features of Happo-one Nature Study Course, and hike along Shi no Komichi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hakuba-mura using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Hakuba-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hakuba-mura, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otari-mura, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Zenko-ji Temple
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Hakuba Snow Sports School ©
Hakuba Snow Sports School
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Tsugaike Highland Ski Resort ©
Tsugaike Highland Ski Resort

2
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Visiting Kurodake and Yukomanbetsu Swamp will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamikawa-cho: Yamabiko Falls (in Engaru-cho) and Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, take in the natural beauty of Nakadake Onsen, and explore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamikawa-cho itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Hakuba-mura to Kamikawa-cho with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hakuba-mura in February; daily highs in Kamikawa-cho reach -3°C and lows reach -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kurodake, Yamabiko Falls
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 21st (Thu), get outside with Dosanko Farm Hakodate, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, and then make a trip to Hachimanzaka. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.

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You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Hakodate in 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kamikawa-cho in February; daily highs in Hakodate reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park ©
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, make a trip to Nishiki Market, and examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto attractions planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in February, things will get a bit warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Kabira Bay and Cape Hirakubozaki. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kondoi Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kyoto in February, things will get warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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