37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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37 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers
bus + Fly:  21​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Anjo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
4
Tottori
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Okayama
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
7
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Miura
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yoshino-cho
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Ashikaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Chichibu
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 45​min
12
Fujiyoshida
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Fort Myers

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hama Rikyu Gardens and Hase-dera Temple. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Yokohama to see Sankeien Gardens about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), and make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip maker .

Fort Myers, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Myers to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fort Myers in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. You'll set off for Anjo on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sankeien Gardens, Hase-dera Temple
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
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Hama Rikyu Gardens ©
Hama Rikyu Gardens
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi

3
nights
Anjo

Anjo
Anjō is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 183,217 and a population density of 2,130 persons per km². For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Anjo trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Anjo in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You will leave for Kyoto on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Anjo

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama. Step off the beaten path and head to Sagano and Shimogamo Jinja. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Togetsukyo Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Anjo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Sagano ©
Sagano
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Togetsukyo Bridge ©
Togetsukyo Bridge

2
nights
Tottori

Tottori ©
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Tottori Sand Dunes has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes and then take in the dramatic scenery at Amedaki Fall. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ube Shrine and then stroll through Ochidani Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tottori online road trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Tottori by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect nights in Tottori to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks Nature
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Ochidani Park ©
Ochidani Park
Ube Shrine ©
Ube Shrine
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes

2
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
On the 16th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Ogijima Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Okayama driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Tottori to Okayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Okayama are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 18th (Tue), you're off toHiroshima.

Things to do in Okayama

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ogijima Island
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
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Ogijima Island ©
Ogijima Island

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peace Bell and Ground Zero. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Katsuragahama Beach (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Gojuno To, Daishoin Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Katsuragahama Beach
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nachi Mitaki Falls, Nachi Forest and Kumano Nachi Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Nachi Forest, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, and finally steep yourself in history at Ruins of Shingu Castle.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nachikatsura-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Nachikatsura-cho are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miura.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ruins of Shingu Castle
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Ruins of Shingu Castle ©
Ruins of Shingu Castle
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Daimonzaka ©
Daimonzaka

2
nights
Miura

Miura ©
Miura is a city located in central Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of April 1, 2017, the city had an estimated population of 44,132, with 17,473 households, and a population density of 1,400 persons per km2. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Miura Fuji as well as Daijo-ji Temple. On the 24th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Miura Fuji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takabe Shrine, don't miss a visit to Komatuji Temple, admire the sheer force of Sawayama Fudo Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koajiro Forest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijo-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Moroiso Raised Beach and then kick back and relax at Araihama Beach.

Before you visit Miura, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nachikatsura-cho to Miura. When traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Miura, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Yoshino-cho.

Things to do in Miura

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Minamiboso, Narcissus Road, Mt. Miura Fuji
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Koajiro Forest ©
Koajiro Forest
Narcissus Road ©
Narcissus Road
Takabe Shrine ©
Takabe Shrine

3
nights
Yoshino-cho

Yoshino-cho ©
Mt. Yoshino has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Magose-toge Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikisato Beach, and then stop by Milkland. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyoirinji, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino, and then steep yourself in history at Ruins of Takatori Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yoshino-cho online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miura to Yoshino-cho. While traveling from Miura, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yoshino-cho, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ashikaga.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Owase, Milkland, Kongosanmaiin, Ruins of Takatori Castle
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Magose-toge Pass ©
Magose-toge Pass
Kongosanmaiin ©
Kongosanmaiin

3
nights
Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Ashikaga Flower Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gunma Natural Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Izuruhara Benten Pond, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ashikaga Flower Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Furumine Jinja and then hit the slopes at White World Oze Iwakura.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ashikaga trip planner .

You can drive from Yoshino-cho to Ashikaga in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Yoshino-cho in June, plan for slightly colder days in Ashikaga, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomioka, Izuruhara Benten Pond, Furumine Jinja, White World Oze Iwakura
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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White World Oze Iwakura ©
White World Oze Iwakura
Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Gunma Natural Museum ©
Gunma Natural Museum

3
nights
Chichibu

Chichibu ©
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
Hitsujiyama Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Hitsujiyama Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): do a tasting at L'orient Wine Shirayuri Brewery and then get outside with Daibsatsrei.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chichibu sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ashikaga to Chichibu takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Chichibu can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Chichibu

Wineries Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Koshu
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
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Marufuji Winery ©
Marufuji Winery
Hitsujiyama Park ©
Hitsujiyama Park
Katsunuma Winery ©
Katsunuma Winery

2
nights
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chureito Pagoda. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get great views at Kengamine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mt. Minobu Kuonji Temple, and then get great views at Panoramic Viewing Platform. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Makaino Farm, explore the activities along Lake Tanuki, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fujiyoshida trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chichibu to Fujiyoshida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Chichibu, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujiyoshida, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Kuon-ji Temple, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Erin-ji Temple, Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tanuki ©
Lake Tanuki
Kuon-ji Temple ©
Kuon-ji Temple
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

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