37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia holiday planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

37 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  4​h
3
Kamakura
— Few hours
train + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Shizuoka
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Nagoya
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Ise
— 1 night
train + bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Wakayama
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
9
Nara
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
10
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
11
Kobe
— Few hours
train:  30​min
12
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  1​h
13
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Yamaguchi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Kitakyushu
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
16
Nagasaki
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
17
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
18
Fukuoka
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
19
Okayama
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
20
Nagasaki
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  5​h
21
Matsue
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
22
Awaji, Awaji-shima
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
23
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
24
Fukui
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
25
Ishikawa-gun
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
26
Wakkanai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 30​min
27
Nagano
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
28
Tokyo
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and Yanaka Cemetery Park. You'll explore and learn at teamLab Planets TOKYO and Nissan Crossing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory (in Tsurumi) and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (in Kawagoe). There's more to do: walk around Kitanomaru Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson) ©
Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson)
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will leave for Kamakura on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

few
hours
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Kamakura Goro Kamakura Komachi Street Honten and then indulge your taste buds at Kamakura City Farmers' Market.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura planning tool .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kamakura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kamakura are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kamakura City Farmers' Market ©
Kamakura City Farmers' Market

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine Homotsuden and then trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Kamakura to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Trails Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Stone‐paved Road ©
Hakone Stone‐paved Road
Hakone Shrine Homotsuden ©
Hakone Shrine Homotsuden

few
hours
Shizuoka

With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Kokkoan and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Shizuoka road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Shizuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Shizuoka, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Spas Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas

few
hours
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Ama Shippoyaki Art Village.

Plan a Nagoya trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Shizuoka to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Ise.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums

Side Trip

Ama Shippoyaki Art Village
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ama Shippoyaki Art Village ©
Ama Shippoyaki Art Village

1
night
Ise

Ise
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ise travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Ise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nagoya in April since evenings lows in Ise dip to 18°C. You will leave for Wakayama on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

2
nights
Wakayama

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Nakasuji Family Former Residence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushiin Zenrinji Temple, and then browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Rinkusennan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Tannowa Beach, steep yourself in history at Second Battery Ruins, then see the interesting displays at Kao Eco Lab Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muryoko-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wakayama visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Ise to Wakayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wakayama, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

AEON MALL Rinku Sennan, Yakushiin Zenrinji Temple, Tannowa Beach, Shipporyuji Temple
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Second Battery Ruins ©
Second Battery Ruins
Shipporyuji Temple ©
Shipporyuji Temple
AEON MALL Rinku Sennan ©
AEON MALL Rinku Sennan

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Wakayama to Nara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Rokuen ©
Rokuen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Four-M, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasui Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Modern Transportation Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Tekijuku. On your second day here, take a stroll through Kitashinchi, then see the interesting displays at The World Money Box Museum, then try to win big at Hanshin Horse Racetrack, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner .

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in April, Osaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The World Money Box Museum, Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum, Hanshin Horse Racetrack
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Modern Transportation Museum ©
Modern Transportation Museum
Yasui Shrine ©
Yasui Shrine
Tekijuku ©
Tekijuku

few
hours
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip itinerary app .

Kobe is just a short distance from Osaka. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect nights in Kobe to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. You'll set off for Himeji on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

few
hours
Himeji

Himeji
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): shop like a local with Myochin Hompo and then get into the urban bustle at Hijeji Civic Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji road trip planning app .

Himeji is very close to Kobe. In April, daytime highs in Himeji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Shopping Nightlife Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum and then look for gifts at Monokoto Store. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii, contemplate the long history of Former Naval Academy, and then get outside with Paddle Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday tool .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Onomichi, Former Naval Academy, Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii, Paddle Park, Kamoizumi Sake Brewery
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Former Naval Academy ©
Former Naval Academy
Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii ©

few
hours
Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamaguchi trip maker website .

Getting from Hiroshima to Yamaguchi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: highs in Yamaguchi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

few
hours
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Shrine and then buy something for everyone on your list at Amu Plaza Kokura.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yamaguchi to Kitakyushu takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kitakyushu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sakurayama Shrine
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Amu Plaza Kokura ©
Amu Plaza Kokura
Sakurayama Shrine ©
Sakurayama Shrine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Former Site of Minatokaisho and then contemplate the long history of Higashiyamate Ko Jusanbankan.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip builder website .

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

1
night
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Sekinoo Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saitobaru Tomb.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazaki itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kumamoto to Miyazaki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Miyazaki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sekinoo Falls, Saitobaru Tomb
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
En Haut ©
En Haut

few
hours
Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka online visit planner .

You can fly from Miyazaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Okayama on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

6
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Take a break from the city and head to Okutsu Valley and Chichibugahama Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsuyama Nature & Mystery Museum and Kurashiki Folkcraft Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okayama: Fukuyama (Io-ji Temple, Fukuzen-ji Temple, & more), Soja (Kinojo Iwaya & Kinojo Castle) and Zentsuji (Nogi Museum & Kyu Zentsujikaikosya). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Okayama Orient Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jinkuro Inari, contemplate the long history of Okayama Kinshu Kaikan, and head outdoors with Okayama Prefectural Multipurpose Grounds.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Okayama trip maker app .

Take a train from Fukuoka to Okayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Fukuoka in April, Okayama is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fukuyama, Soja, Zentsuji, Kurashiki Folkcraft Museum, Okutsu Valley
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kinojo Castle ©
Kinojo Castle
Bingo Ichinomiya Kibitsu Shrine ©
Bingo Ichinomiya Kibitsu Shrine

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Okayama to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Catholic Nakamachi Church ©
Catholic Nakamachi Church

few
hours
Matsue

Matsue
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Nagasaki to Matsue takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off toAwaji.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

few
hours
Awaji, Awaji-shima

Awaji
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Awaji road trip planner .

Getting from Matsue to Awaji by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Awaji sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Awaji

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

3
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Miho Museum and Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Ishiyamadera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple in Uji (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoshinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nenenokomichi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Awaji to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Fukui.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Uji, Otsu, Miho Museum
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple

few
hours
Fukui

Fukui
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fukui online journey maker .

Drive from Kyoto to Fukui in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Fukui hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Ishikawa-gun.

Things to do in Fukui

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

1
night
Ishikawa-gun

Ishikawa-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwatsutsukowake Shrine, then admire the sheer force of Eryuda no Taki Fall Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abukuma Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Hirata. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Musi Tech World and then walk around Fukushima Airport Park Air Front Area.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ishikawa-gun sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Fukui to Ishikawa-gun by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Ishikawa-gun

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Abukuma Shrine, Musi Tech World, Eryuda no Taki Fall Promenade
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Fukushima Airport Park Air Front Area ©
Iwatsutsukowake Shrine ©
Iwatsutsukowake Shrine

2
nights
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toyotomicho Kabutonuma Kyodo Reference Room and Shinsho Kaneda Calligraphy Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to White Road and Wakkanai Footpath Wakkanai Park Hyosetsu no Mon Course. When in Wakkanai, make a side trip to see Sarobetsu Marsh Center in Toyotomi-cho, approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokumon Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at Kitacolor, get curious at Wakkanai Youth Science Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wakkanai trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Ishikawa-gun to Wakkanai with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ishikawa-gun in May: high temperatures in Wakkanai hover around 15°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Toyotomi-cho, Shinsho Kaneda Calligraphy Art Museum
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Wakkanai Youth Science Museum ©
Wakkanai Youth Science Museum
Hokumon Shrine ©
Hokumon Shrine
Kitacolor ©
Kitacolor

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima, steep yourself in history at Old Mejima Residence, steep yourself in history at Teramachi Shoka (Former Kanehako Residence), see the interesting displays at Mizuno Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saiho-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagano online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Wakkanai to Nagano by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wakkanai in May: high temperatures in Nagano hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Saiho-ji Temple ©
Saiho-ji Temple
Mizuno Museum ©
Mizuno Museum

1
day
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozomon, and finally shop like a local with TOKYO Samurai Kembu.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website .

Traveling by train from Nagano to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan ©
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien ©
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien

Similar Plans

41 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 39 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Japan & Seoul BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JORDAN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans