8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Tateyama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saitama
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Nagano
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City

1
night
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Hojo Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merasaki Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Banda Coast, then stroll through Kembutsu Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Heisaura Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Awa Jinja.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tateyama trip builder app .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Tateyama is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Merasaki Shrine ©
Merasaki Shrine

1
night
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, get engrossed in the history at The Railway Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuki Shrine.

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Getting from Tateyama to Saitama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tateyama in October since evenings lows in Saitama dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Saitama

Museums Transportation Childrens Museums
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The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
Tsuki Shrine ©
Tsuki Shrine

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kagami, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha, then don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, and finally stop by Yawataya Isogoro Honten.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nagano road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Saitama to Nagano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Nagano is little chillier than Saitama - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Nature Shopping
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Lake Kagami ©
Lake Kagami
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Togakushi Shrine Chusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Chusha

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nights
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.
On the 6th (Sun), get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Nagano to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagano in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©

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