36 days in Japan Itinerary

36 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 3 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Osaka
— 4 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
7
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
8
Naha
— 4 nights
9
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
10
Ishigaki
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at ARONA SPA.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Gdansk, Poland to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Gdansk in February, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanouchi-machi: Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura), Togari Onsen Ski Resort (in Iiyama) and Kusatsu Music Forest Cross Country Course (in Kusatsu-machi). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, hit the slopes at Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, and take in the pleasant sights at Shiga Kogen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Myoko, Nozawa Onsen, Togari Onsen Ski Resort, Kusatsu Music Forest Cross Country Course
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Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Suginohara ©
Suginohara

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Toyama (J-Wet Adventures & Mantennoyu, Toyama). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa by combination of taxi and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Toyama
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima travel route planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Go for a jaunt from Nagasaki to Sasebo to see Huis Ten Bosch about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, walk around Inasayama Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannondo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki tour planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Nagao Castle Park, Huis Ten Bosch
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Nanjo (Kudakajima Island, Sefa-Utaki, &more) and The Tower of Himeyuri (in Itoman). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, and savor the flavors at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naha trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in March, expect Naha to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, St. Clara Church
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

2
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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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at TEERA SCUBA VENTURES, OKINAWA, get outside with Mt. Yaedake, then relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, then take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Uppama Coast.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Naha to Motobu-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Naha in March, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Motobu-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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Ishigaki

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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take a tour by water with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip maker.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Motobu-cho in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Ishigaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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