34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
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Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
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Kobe
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Tokyo
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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.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online route planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo is 15 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll set off for Sapporo on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Escape the urban bustle at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and Mt. Teine. Appreciate the collections at Royce' Chocolate World and The Hokkaido University Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Chitose Outlet Mall Rera (in Chitose), Niseko natureguide Forestrek - Day Tours (in Kutchan-cho) and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, sample the tasty concoctions at Chitosetsuru Sake Museum, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

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Tokyo

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum and then stop by Kiddy Land Harajuku.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in January, you will find days in Tokyo are much warmer (11°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

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Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Popular historic sites such as Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and Kiunkaku are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Izusan Jinja Shrine and Little Prince Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Atami Sun Beach (in Atami) and Waketamaike Spring (in Fujinomiya). The adventure continues: get all the equipment you need at Fun2Drive, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Shiino Chaya Honjin Hotoriya, and take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Kurama and Hero Tour Japan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanzen-in Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine (in Otsu) and Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in January: highs in Kyoto hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:

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Osaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nipponbashi Denden Town, and finally stop by Dotombori District. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
JMSDF Kure Museum and Senjokaku are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Crest and Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Araebisu Shrine, Shiraito River, &more), Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho) and Takatoridai (in Kure). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Flame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel route builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to UCC Coffee Museum and Minatogawa Shrine. Escape the urban bustle at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) and Mukogawa Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kobe: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Kakurin-ji Temple (in Kakogawa) and Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kobe Municipal Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobe Kitano Temman Shrine, and wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kobe itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kobe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kobe are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

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Tokyo

Escape the urban bustle at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ueno District and Kawasaki Daishi. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kiyose Sunflower Farm (in Kiyose) and Kichijoji (in Musashino). Enjoy Tokyo some more: take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

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

Traveling by train from Kobe to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 21:

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.