29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train to Iiyama, Taxi to Yamanouchi-machi
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yugawara-machi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Yokohama
— 3 nights
Train
7
Kamakura
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Kawazu-cho
— 1 night
Drive
10
Atami
— 1 day
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
Japanese Cooking Class Tokyo with Mari has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): learn the tricks of the trade with Japanese Cooking Class Tokyo with Mari and then examine the collection at JP Tower Museum Intermediatheque.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 51°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Haru Cooking Class, Kyoto Samurai Experience and Ramen Factory Kyoto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Myoshinji Temple and Jonangu Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan and Taizo-in. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sembon Shakado, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei, learn the secrets of beer at 株式会社 MATATABI, and get outside with Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 12th (Sun).
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Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've now added Kenrokuen Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Kanazawa Castle Ishikawa Gate, take in the views from Ishikawa Bridge, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle Hashizume Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Hishi Yagura, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle Gojukken Nagaya. On the next day, get great views at Kenrokuen Sazaeyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshoji Temple, examine the collection at Kanazawa Port Ono Karakuri Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Angoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tentokuin Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa online trip maker.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.
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Yamanouchi-machi — 2 nights

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Ryuoo Mountain Park, head outdoors with Mt. Kosha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joko-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Gensho-ji Temple, and finally learn about winemaking at Obuse Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kayanotaira Highland and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda.

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Getting from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi by combination of train and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in February; daily highs in Yamanouchi-machi reach 39°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yugawara-machi.
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Yugawara-machi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hakuun Falls and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanadareisha.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yugawara-machi vacation builder website.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Yugawara-machi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Yugawara-machi, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.
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Yokohama — 3 nights

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Get in touch with nature at Jike Furusatomura and Hojo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akayama Underground Ruins and Tateyama Shrine. Explore Yokohama's surroundings by going to Kozo-ji Temple (in Machida) and Tateyama (Tsurugaya Hachimangu & Nagoji Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagaya-temmangu Shrine, take a peaceful walk through Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, get outside with Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, and steep yourself in history at Braph 18ban Residence.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yokohama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yugawara-machi to Yokohama takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yugawara-machi in February, you will find days in Yokohama are a bit warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kamakura.
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Kamakura — 3 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo and Kakuonji Temple. Get outdoors at Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi and Akiya, Tateishi Coast. Go for a jaunt from Kamakura to Yokosuka to see Mt. Ogusu about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joukoumyouji Temple, get outside with Daibutsukiritoshi, and trek along Asaina Sunken Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Yokohama to Kamakura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yokohama in February: highs in Kamakura hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.
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Hakone-machi — 2 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Goryuno Falls, then see the interesting displays at Court Doll Master Hisashige Ito XII Museum, then take a memorable drive along Otome Toge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine.

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Drive from Kamakura to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kawazu-cho.
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Kawazu-cho — 1 night

A good base for exploring the scenic Izu Peninsula, the town of Kawazu-cho, partly set in within a national park, remains well-known for its many hot spring resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Inatori Ukiuki Beach, head off the coast to Shirahama Ryugu Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kappa no Tera Seisoku-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kawazu-cho attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kawazu-cho takes 2 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in February, expect Kawazu-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Atami.
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Atami — 1 day

With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
On the 27th (Mon), stop by Aoki no Himono Atami Ekimae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koa Kannon, then see the interesting displays at Kannami Buddha Statues Museummuse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kannami Cherry Blossom Trees.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Atami trip maker app.

You can drive from Kawazu-cho to Atami in 2 hours. Traveling from Kawazu-cho in February, expect Atami to be little chillier, temps between 40°F and 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 5 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, teamLab☆Planets, Senso-ji Temple, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple and Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson). Fuchushi Kyodonomori Museum and Yabo Tenmangu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See some other sides of Tokyo: walk around Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, explore the activities along Tama River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koami Shrine.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route builder app.

Traveling by train from Atami to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Atami in February, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (51°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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Kanagawa Prefecture travel guide

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Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in southern Kantō region of Japan. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two highly popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.HistoryThe prefecture has some archaeological sites going back to the Jōmon period (around 400 BCE). About 3,000 years ago, Mount Hakone produced a volcanic explosion which resulted in Lake Ashi on the western area of the prefecture.It is believed that the Yamato dynasty ruled this area from the 5th century onwards. In the ancient era, its plains were very sparsely inhabited.In medieval Japan, Kanagawa was part of the provinces of Sagami and Musashi. Kamakura in central Sagami was the capital of Japan during the Kamakura period (1185–1333).During the Edo period, the western part of Sagami Province was governed by the daimyō of Odawara Castle, while the eastern part was directly governed by the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo (Tokyo).

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