34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 2 nights
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Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Ise
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Rusutsu Resort Ski. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kutchan-cho online tour planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Kutchan-cho is an approximately 21.5-hour travel. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in January; daily highs in Kutchan-cho reach -3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Rusutsu Resort Ski
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Hokusai-kan, then head outdoors with Togari Onsen Ski Resort, then get outside with Nozawa Onsen, and finally fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Shiga Kogen, get outside with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, then get outside with Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosen-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nozawaonsen-mura day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kutchan-cho to Nozawaonsen-mura. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in January, you will find days in Nozawaonsen-mura are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi, Hokusai-kan, Togari Onsen Ski Resort, Tosen-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, head outdoors with Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, then hit the slopes at Hakuba Mountain Harbor, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Happoone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Hakuba, then get outside with Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, and finally stop by Hakuba Jump Arena.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nozawaonsen-mura to Hakuba-mura in 2 hours. January in Hakuba-mura sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Hakuba ©
Hakuba
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort

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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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakuba-mura in January: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Jindoji Temple
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 2nd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, then contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then examine the collection at Okageza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meotoiwa.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ise trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Ise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Nakijin Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and The Tower of Himeyuri. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakijin-son (Akabaka Beach & Kouri Beach), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park) and Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ise to Onna-son takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Ise, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Onna-son, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Nanjo, Motobu-cho, Itoman, Naha
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Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, then kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima online travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Onna-son in February since evenings lows in Iriomote-jima dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

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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.
Do your shopping at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stroll around Kabira Park, head outdoors with Kaiji Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Torinji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island, take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planning app.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hase-dera Temple and Kanda Myojin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Naritasan Omote Sando. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Dakini Tendo (Shusse Inari) (in Narita) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Shibuya, take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and stop by Odaiba District.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyakojima in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Narita, Kamakura, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
NATURE Daikanyama ©
NATURE Daikanyama
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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