22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Yuzawa-machi
— 2 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
4
Myoko
— 2 nights
5
Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
6
Kyoto
— 5 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 4 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Ginza. Get outdoors at Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya and Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online tour itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Tokyo reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
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Photography Tour
Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya
5.0
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4

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Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 14th (Sun), hit the slopes at Kagura Tashiro Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, then head outdoors with Naspa Ski Garden, then head outdoors with Iwappara Ski Resort, and finally hit the slopes at Nakazato Snow Wood Ski Resort. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ipponsugi Ski Area, head outdoors with Joetsu International Toma Ski Resort, then hit the slopes at Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort, then head outdoors with Masu domari, and finally get outside with Mt.Tairatsupyo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yuzawa-machi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
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Ski Area
Naspa Ski Garden
4.1

2
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Ichinose Family Ski Resort, head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally hit the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yuzawa-machi to Yamanouchi-machi in 3 hours. In February in Yamanouchi-machi, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Myoko.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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2
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Myoko

Myoko ©
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
On the 18th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Togari Onsen Ski Resort, then hit the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shin-etsu Shizenkyo Activity Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Seki Onsen Ski Resort, get outside with Myoko Ski Park, then fly down the slopes at Suginohara, then hit the slopes at Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, and finally fly down the slopes at Akakan Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Myoko day trip app.

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Myoko by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Myoko

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Ski Area
Nozawa Onsen
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Shin-etsu Shizenkyo Activity Center
4.7

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Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Step out of the city life by going to Snow Monkey Resorts and Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, stroll through Hakuba, and admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Myoko to Hakuba-mura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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Mountain
Happoone
4.6

5
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Kyoto

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get outdoors at Nara Park and Kasugayama. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Mt. Wakakusa). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, cast your line with Hero Tour Japan, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hakuba-mura to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Get outdoors at Kabira Bay and Mt.Omotodake. Next up on the itinerary: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, head outdoors with Smoothly, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in February, things will get much warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Water Body
Kabira Bay
4.4
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Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5

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