39 days in Japan Itinerary

39 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Nikko
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Tsushima
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
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Okinawa City
— 17 nights

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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. You will leave for Nikko on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, and finally contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nikko Futarasan jinja, go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, then explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Okumiya.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nikko route builder app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then make a trip to Omicho Market, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Nikko to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Traveling from Nikko in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tsushima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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Tsushima

Tsushima ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tsushima Tsumugi Funakawa Trace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachimangu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Tsushima Folk History Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Banshoin, then delve into the distant past at Kaneishi Castle Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Kyu Kaneishi Castle Garden. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinwanosato Natural Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Watatsumi Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eboshidake Observatory, and finally get outside with Manzekiseto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tsushima trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kanazawa to Tsushima with the Route module. Traveling from Kanazawa in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tsushima, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tsushima

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
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Watatsumi Shrine ©
Watatsumi Shrine
Shinwanosato Natural Park ©
Shinwanosato Natural Park
Hachimangu Shrine ©
Hachimangu Shrine

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

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 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tsushima to Hiroshima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
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Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suwa Shrine, experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm, then get to know the resident critters at Matsumoto Alps Park, and finally visit Matsumoto Castletown Springs. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, examine the collection at Matsumoto City Museum, then take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, then stop by Nawate Shopping District, and finally steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Matsumoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Matsumoto is a bit cooler than Hiroshima - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Matsumoto Alps Park ©
Matsumoto Alps Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hakone Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then stroll around Onshi Hakone Park, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matsumoto in March since evenings lows in Hakone-machi dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

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Kamakura

Kamakura ©

Ancient City

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 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Enoshima Aquarium, then head off the coast to Enoshima Island, and then make a trip to Kamakura Komachidori.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kamakura trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kamakura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Kamakura can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Get out of town with these interesting Okinawa City side-trips: Sakiyama Shuzo Sho (in Kin-cho), Onna-son (Manza Dream Hole, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Yomitan-son (Nirai Beach, Cape Zampa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to American Village, look for gifts at Kaboten no Mise Nakasone, step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM.

Plan a trip to Okinawa City easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kamakura to Okinawa City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — Apr 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
American Village ©
American Village

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