32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Narita
Bus to Tokyo Station, Bus to Fujikawaguchiko-machi
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Bus
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Hakone-machi
— 1 day
Bus
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Suwa
Drive
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Nagiso-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seki
Drive
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Takayama
— 2 nights
Bus
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Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive
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Gujo
Drive
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Sekigahara-cho
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Nara
Train
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Kobe
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Koya-cho
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Beppu
— 1 night
Train
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Aso
— 1 night
Train
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Kumamoto
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Kagoshima
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Chiba
Drive
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Futtsu
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kamakura
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Yokohama
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Tokyo
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Narita

Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Narita trip itinerary builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Narita is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Narita, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Narita is a bit warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Fujikawaguchiko-machi on the 16th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Narita to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Narita in June, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
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Hakone-machi — 1 day

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), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Fuji. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll around Oishi Park and then don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi visit planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Suwa.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Suwa

A city on the shores of an eponymous lake, Suwa offers natural attractions, like hot springs, as well as cultural events.
Tateishi Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), stroll around Tateishi Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Suwa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Suwa takes 2 hours. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Suwa, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nagiso-machi.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Nagiso-machi — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): snap pictures at Momosuke Bridge and then head outdoors with Nakasendo Tsumagojuku.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagiso-machi trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Suwa to Nagiso-machi by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nagiso-machi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seki.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Seki

Seki is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seki day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Seki takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Seki can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will leave for Takayama on the 22nd (Wed).
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Takayama — 2 nights

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya and then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Takayama road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Seki to Takayama takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Takayama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Shirakawa-mura — 1 night

Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, then take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Shirakawa-mura tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gujo.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Gujo

Step back into a traditional way of life with a visit to Gujo, a little Japanese city rich in culture.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gujo road trip planner.

You can drive from Shirakawa-mura to Gujo in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Sekigahara-cho on the 25th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Sekigahara-cho

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Sekigahara Battlefield.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sekigahara-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gujo to Sekigahara-cho takes 1.5 hours. June in Sekigahara-cho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Kyoto — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arashiyama, Ryoanji Temple and Kinkaku-ji. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and then wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online travel route builder.

Getting from Sekigahara-cho to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Osaka — 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Backstreet Osaka Tours as well as Osaka Castle. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Backstreet Osaka Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Kyoto — 2 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes Magical Trip, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then stop by Gion, then go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and finally savor the flavors at Magical Trip.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto holiday builder tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nara.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara trip maker.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kobe.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kobe Harborland as well as Kazamidori no Yakata. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kazamidori no Yakata and then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Kobe trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nara to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nara in June, expect nights in Kobe to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Kyoto — 1 night

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday builder tool.

You can take a train from Kobe to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Koya-cho on the 30th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Koya-cho — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koya-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
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Kyoto — 2 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Shimogamo Jinja, and other attractions. On the 1st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, and finally shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Fukuoka.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Fukuoka — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, and finally go for a walk through Ohori Park.

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

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Beppu.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Beppu — 1 night

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Beppu International Tourism Port, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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You can drive from Fukuoka to Beppu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Fukuoka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beppu, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aso.
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Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Aso — 1 night

Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aso Geopark.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aso road trip website.

Getting from Beppu to Aso by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kumamoto.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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Kumamoto

Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kumamoto Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then make a trip to Kumamon Square, and then explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Aso to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kagoshima.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Kagoshima — 1 night

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sakurajima. On the 5th (Tue), get impressive views of Sakurajima.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kagoshima day trip planning app.

Getting from Kumamoto to Kagoshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Tokyo — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kabukicho District, Harajuku Station, Yoyogi Park, and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday builder.

You can fly from Kagoshima to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Chiba on the 9th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Chiba

Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chiba Park. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): walk around Chiba Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiba online tour builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Chiba by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Chiba are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Futtsu.
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Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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Futtsu

Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Futtsu visit planner.

Traveling by car from Chiba to Futtsu takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Futtsu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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Tokyo — 1 night

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Futtsu to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Futtsu in July, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Kamakura.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Kamakura

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine as well as Enoshima Island. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura vacation planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Yokohama.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Yokohama Chinatown has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yokohama day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kamakura to Yokohama in an hour. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Kamakura, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yokohama, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tokyo.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
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Tokyo — 3 nights

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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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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Kagoshima Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Onsen Resorts
Kagoshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.HistoryKagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigō Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the Coast Guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.GeographyKagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu on the Satsuma Peninsula and Ōsumi Peninsula. This prefecture also includes a chain of islands stretching further to the southwest of Kyushu for a few hundred kilometers. The most important group is the Amami Islands. Surrounded by the East China Sea to the west, Okinawa Prefecture in the south, Kumamoto Prefecture to the north, and Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, it has 2,632 km of coastline (including the 28 islands). It has a bay called Kagoshima Bay (Kinkowan), which is sandwiched by two peninsulas, Satsuma and Ōsumi. Its position made it a 'gateway' to Japan at various times in history. While Kyushu has about 13 million people, there are less than 2 million in this prefecture.

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