31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Urayasu
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Urayasu
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tama
— 3 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Okayama
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Okayama
— 7 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Okayama
— 10 nights
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Urayasu — 1 night

A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Urayasu trip itinerary planning website.

Raleigh, USA to Urayasu is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Urayasu is 14 hours. Traveling from Raleigh in March, expect nights in Urayasu to be a bit warmer, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 22nd (Tue).
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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Tokyo — 4 nights

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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Tokyo Gaijins - Day Tours, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and have some family-friendly fun at Mipig Cafe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary site.

Tokyo is just a short distance from Urayasu. Traveling from Urayasu in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Tokyo, with lows around 7°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tama.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Tama — 3 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Kichijoji. Get some historical perspective at Jindai-ji Temple and Okunitama Shrine. Take a break from Tama with a short trip to Sunroad, Kichijoji in Musashino, about 36 minutes away.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tama road trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Tama in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Okayama.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Okayama — 7 nights

A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Atomic Bomb Dome will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okayama: Takamatsu (Shikoku Mura Village & Yashima), Hiroshima Museum of Art (in Hiroshima) and Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum). There's lots more to do: get outside with Mt Shosha hiking, buy something for everyone on your list at Sun Station Terrace Okayama, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shiude, and kick back and relax at Chichibugahama Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Okayama road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tama to Okayama. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tama in March since evenings lows in Okayama dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Nara Park & Kofuku-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, visit Arashiyama, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto holiday tool.

You can take a train from Okayama to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Okayama.
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Okayama — 10 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himeji Castle and Ohara Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and Okayama Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okayama: Kurashiki (Great Seto Bridge, Mt. Washu, &more), Naoshima-cho (Chichu Art Museum & Naoshima) and Bizen (Hashimoto Gallery Bizen Pottery Sankoan, Mt. Kuma, &more). See even more of Okayama: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mihira, admire the masterpieces at Teshima Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Inukai Bokudo Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Okayama day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Okayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 19:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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