34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— Few hours
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— Few hours
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
Train
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Kobe
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 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.
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

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

5
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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 Chitosetsuru Sake 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, head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

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:
Highlights from your trip
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Must see
Hokkaido Jingu
4.2
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Specialty Museum
Royce' Chocolate World
4.1

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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

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Kiddy Land Harajuku ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kiddy Land Harajuku
4.3

3
nights
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 Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiunkaku and Hakone Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Atami (Atami Sun Beach & Izusan Jinja Shrine) and Waketamaike Spring (in Fujinomiya). There's much more to do: get all the equipment you need at Fun2Drive, look for gifts at Shiino Chaya Honjin Hotoriya, take in nature's colorful creations at Little Prince Museum, and see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip maker website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Kiunkaku ©
Historic Site
Kiunkaku
4.5
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Specialty Museum
Lalique Museum Hakone
4.2

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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 Shimogamo Jinja. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji) and Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine (in Otsu). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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:
Highlights from your trip
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Must see
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6

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:
Highlights from your trip
Nara Park ©
Must see
Nara Park
4.5
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
World heritage site
Toshodai-ji Temple
4.5
Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like JMSDF Kure Museum and Senjokaku. Get in touch with nature at Takatoridai and Misen Wild Woods. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho), Hatsukaichi (Araebisu Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Crest (in Kure). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, browse the different shops at Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 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 · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
Must see
JMSDF Kure Museum
4.5
Daishoin Temple ©
Religious Site
Daishoin Temple
4.6
Mitaki Temple ©
Religious Site
Mitaki Temple
4.8

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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 Amore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kobe: Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago), Kakurin-ji Temple (in Kakogawa) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). 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:
Highlights from your trip
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
UCC Coffee Museum ©
Specialty Museum
UCC Coffee Museum
4.2
Kobe Harborland ©
Neighborhood
Kobe Harborland
4.0

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Tokyo

Escape the urban bustle at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Mejiro no Mori. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ueno District and Kawasaki Daishi. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Kiyose Sunflower Farm (in Kiyose). Explore Tokyo further: relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Toshogu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kobe to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Nezu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
Asakusa Shrine ©
Religious Site
Asakusa Shrine
4.3

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