44 days in Japan Itinerary

44 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Shizuoka
— 13 nights
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Fuji
— 2 nights
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Fujinomiya
— 3 nights
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Gotemba
— 1 night
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Nagano
— 2 nights
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Wajima
— 2 nights
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Nanao
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Fukui
— 2 nights
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Wakasa-cho
— 2 nights
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Numazu
— 3 nights
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Nagiso-machi
— 2 nights
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Kuwana
— 2 nights

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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 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Inuyama Castle, examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip planner.

Osaka to Nagoya is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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Shizuoka

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shizuoka: Fukuroi (Kasuisai Temple & Hattasan Soneiji Temple), Kakegawa (Kakegawa Castle Tower, Takenomaru, &more) and Hamamatsu (Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Satta-toge Pass, take a peaceful walk through Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nihondaira Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shizuoka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Shizuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fuji.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Air Park
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) ©
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)

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Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Odana Falls, stroll around Mount Fuji Children's World, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, visit Fujikawa Parking Downline, then stroll around Iwamotoyama Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Obuchi Sasaba.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fuji journey planner.

You can drive from Shizuoka to Fuji in an hour. In September in Fuji, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji Children's World ©
Mount Fuji Children's World
Obuchi Sasaba ©
Obuchi Sasaba

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Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, steep yourself in history at Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan, then go for a walk through Kuon-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Kiseki Museum of World Stones, then wander the wide-open spaces of Makaino Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tanuki, and finally make a trip to Milk Land Co., Ltd..

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

Fujinomiya is just a short distance from Fuji. In September, daily temperatures in Fujinomiya can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Gotemba.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Lake Tanuki ©
Lake Tanuki

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Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Fuji Bussharito Heiwa Park, stroll around Chichibunomiya Memorial Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): stroll around Fujisan Juku no Mori, sample the fine beverages at Kirin Distillery Fuji Gotenba, and then get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

To find maps and tourist information, read Gotemba road trip planning site.

You can drive from Fujinomiya to Gotemba in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujinomiya in September, expect nights in Gotemba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Gotemba

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Chichibunomiya Memorial Park ©
Chichibunomiya Memorial Park
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets
Kirin Distillery Fuji Gotenba ©
Kirin Distillery Fuji Gotenba

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, see the interesting displays at Japan Radio Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, and finally visit Nakamachi Street. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, then snap pictures at Kappa Bashi, and finally explore the activities along Taisho Pond.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Gotemba to Matsumoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Matsumoto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nagano.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, explore the activities along Lake Kagami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha, then make a trip to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Matsushiro and then get to know the fascinating history of Ueda Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagano tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Matsumoto to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nagano are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wajima.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Togakushi Shrine Chusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Chusha
Lake Kagami ©
Lake Kagami

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Wajima

Wajima ©
Situated in the isolated north of the hilly Noto Peninsula, Wajima attracts visitors with its many museums, festivals, and shops that showcase its rich cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Mitsukejima Island, make a trip to Shiroyone Semmaida, then see the interesting displays at Wajima Kiriko Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Soujiji Soin. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Noto Peninsula, kick back and relax at Hachigasaki Beach, then steep yourself in history at Okunoto Salt Farm Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Shimo Tokikuni House.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wajima holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nagano to Wajima takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nanao.

Things to do in Wajima

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mitsukejima Island ©
Mitsukejima Island
Shiroyone Semmaida ©
Shiroyone Semmaida
Wajima Kiriko Art Museum ©
Wajima Kiriko Art Museum

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Nanao

Nanao ©
Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): visit Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market, take in the views from Notojima Ohashi, admire the masterpieces at Notojima Glass Art Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Notojima Aquarium, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Bessyodake Sky Deck Noto Yume Terrace, take in the views from Twin Bridge Noto, step off the mainland to explore Notojima, then don't miss a visit to Yubinsha Oyu 10, and finally contemplate the long history of Nanao Castle Ruins.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nanao trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Wajima to Nanao takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nanao

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Notojima Aquarium ©
Notojima Aquarium
Nanao Castle Ruins ©
Nanao Castle Ruins
Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market ©
Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world 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. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Nanao to Kanazawa in 1.5 hours. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fukui.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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Fukui

Fukui ©
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fukui Castle Ruins, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Station at Fukui Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Yokokan Garden, then don't miss a visit to Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Yakata Remains Garden. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Maruoka Castle, then admire the verdant scenery at Kakusenkei Gorge, then examine the collection at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fukui trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Fukui in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fukui can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Wakasa-cho.

Things to do in Fukui

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Castle Ruins ©
Fukui Castle Ruins
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple

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Wakasa-cho

Wakasa-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Uriwarinotaki Fall, don't miss a visit to Kumagawajuku, then make a trip to Rainbow Line Summit Park, and finally gain insight at Fukui Prefectural Seashore Nature Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wakasa-cho day trip planning website.

Drive from Fukui to Wakasa-cho in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Numazu.

Things to do in Wakasa-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Line Summit Park ©
Rainbow Line Summit Park

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Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Numazu: Mishima Skywalk (in Mishima) and Joren Waterfall (in Izu). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ita Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Izu Mito Sea Paradise, get engrossed in the history at Mishima Taisha Homotsukan, and don't miss a visit to Osezaki.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Numazu tour builder website.

Drive from Wakasa-cho to Numazu in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Numazu Port ©
Numazu Port
Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall
Ita Beach
Ita Beach

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Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and then trek along Nakasendo Magome-juku.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nagiso-machi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Numazu to Nagiso-machi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Numazu in October, expect Nagiso-machi to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuwana.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Senjojiki Cirque ©
Senjojiki Cirque
Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku

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Kuwana

Kuwana ©
The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
When in Kuwana, make a side trip to see Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, approximately Suzuka away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Nagashima Spa Land, make a trip to Rokkaen, explore the engaging exhibits at Nagoya Anpan-man Kodomo Museum, and browse the different shops at Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuwana online travel route builder.

Getting from Nagiso-machi to Kuwana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nagiso-machi in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Kuwana: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kuwana

Theme Parks · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima