10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
Bus
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Yamanashi
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
Bus
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Takayama
— 1 night
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Takaoka
— 1 night
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Nanao
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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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.
You've now added Enoshima Island to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Shanghai, China to Tokyo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Shanghai in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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 3rd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland and then explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Yamanashi

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park.

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

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Yamanashi takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Yamanashi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Matsumoto online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Yamanashi to Matsumoto in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yamanashi in July: highs in Matsumoto hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
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Takayama

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.
Hida Furukawa Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama online tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Matsumoto to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Takaoka.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Takaoka

Takaoka is a city in the northwestern portion of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Takaoka day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Takayama to Takaoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Takaoka can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Nanao on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Takaoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Nanao

Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
You've now added Wakura Onsen Soyu to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Wakura Onsen Soyu.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nanao trip planner.

Getting from Takaoka to Nanao by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Takaoka in July, expect nights in Nanao to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Nanao

Baths · Spas
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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.
You've now added Uji River to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Uji River.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour planner.

You can take a train from Nanao to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Nanao, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.