46 days in Japan Itinerary

46 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Misawa
— 14 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
3
Nanto
— 13 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Kumano
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Seattle

1
night
Tokyo

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.
For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in June since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 67°F. You will leave for Misawa on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

14
nights
Misawa

Misawa ©
Misawa is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 39,649, and a population density of 331 persons per km². You'll discover tucked-away gems like Misawa Aviation & Science Museum and Terayama Shuji Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Misawa: Higashidori-mura (Tonttu Village & Higashidori Nuclear Power Plant Tonttu Village), Noheji-machi (Atago Park, Noheiji Battle Memorial, &more) and Rokkasho-mura (Rokkasho-mura Cultural Exchange Plaza, Rokkasho Visitors Center, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Misawa City Shiminnomori Park, don't miss a visit to Kehi Shrine, experience rural life at Aguri no Sato Oirase, and wander the wide-open spaces of Kawayo Green Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Misawa visit planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Misawa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tokyo in June, things will get little chillier in Misawa: highs are around 65°F and lows about 58°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Nanto.

Things to do in Misawa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Oirase-cho, Rokkasho-mura, Noheji-machi, Hiranai-machi, Higashidori-mura
Find places to stay Jun 23 — Jul 7:
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Shimoda Park ©
Shimoda Park
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum
Terayama Shuji Memorial ©
Terayama Shuji Memorial

13
nights
Nanto

Nanto ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Suganuma Gassho Community and Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nanto: Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory, Wada House, &more), Hakusan (Fukube Falls, Ubagataki Falls, &more) and Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! (in Hida).

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nanto trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Misawa to Nanto with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Misawa in July, with highs in Nanto at 86°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Nara.

Things to do in Nanto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Hakusan, Takaoka, Hakui, Gujo
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 21:
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Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine) ©
Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

2
nights
Nara

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 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushi-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, then look for gifts at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Harushika Brewery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nara attractions planner.

Getting from Nanto to Nara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nanto in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nara, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kumano.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Horyu-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum

6
nights
Kumano

Kumano ©
Explore hidden gems such as Nachi Mitaki Falls and Tanizeno Tsuribashi. Venture out of the city with trips to Kujirahama Beach (in Taiji-cho), Kumano Hayatama Taisha (in Shingu) and Nachikatsura-cho (Kinomatsushima Island, Seigantoji Temple, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kumano visit planning site.

You can drive from Nara to Kumano in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nara in July: highs in Kumano hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kumano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nachikatsura-cho, Totsukawa-mura, Mount Odaigahara, Kujirahama Beach, Kumano Hayatama Taisha
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:
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Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Sankeien Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama) and Kamogawa Sea World (in Kamogawa). Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. See even more of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and visit Ueno District.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kumano to Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama, Tokyo Disneyland, Kamogawa Sea World
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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