16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Takaoka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

2
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Tateyama-machi

The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Goryudake, take in the awesome beauty at Mount. Tsurugi, then trek along Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., then explore the activities along Mikurigaike Pond, and finally get outside with Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tsubakuro, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tateyama, then take in the pleasant sights at Daikanbo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kurobedaira Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kashimayarigatake.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tateyama-machi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Tateyama-machi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Tateyama-machi hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Takaoka.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

2
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Takaoka

Takaoka is a city in the northwestern portion of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, then cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and then contemplate the long history of Ikadai Residence. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Zuiryuji Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Ranjo Forest, then steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, then wander the streets of Gokayama, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Amaharashi Coast.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Takaoka day trip website.

You can drive from Tateyama-machi to Takaoka in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Takaoka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takaoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Takaoka to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Toyama Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Drive · Parks
Toyama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is the city of Toyama.Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity from abundant hydroelectric resources. It also contains East Asia’s only known glaciers outside Russia, first recognized in 2012.HistoryHistorically, Toyama Prefecture was Etchū Province. Following the abolition of the han system in 1871, Etchū Province was renamed Niikawa Prefecture, but Imizu District was given to Nanao Prefecture. In 1872 Imizu District was returned by the new Ishikawa Prefecture.In 1876, Niikawa Prefecture was merged into Ishikawa Prefecture but the merger was void in 1881 and the area was re-established as Toyama Prefecture.The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950.GeographyToyama Prefecture is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west, Niigata to the northeast, Nagano to the southeast, Gifu to the south and Sea of Japan to the north.

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