17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  45 min
5
Nagano
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
End: Tokyo

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Street Kart Akihabara #1, Shinjuku Golden Gai, Robot Restaurant, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. January in Tokyo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©

2
nights
Osaka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park as well as Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Ninja-Do and then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama as well as Bee’s Knees. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Bee’s Knees.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online journey maker .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

3
nights
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.
You've now added Daio Wasabi Farm to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura travel route planner .

Drive from Kyoto to Hakuba-mura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kyoto in February, with highs in Hakuba-mura at 4°C and lows at -2°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagano.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Daio Wasabi Farm, Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Matsumoto Castle, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Nagano trip builder website .

You can take a shuttle from Hakuba-mura to Nagano in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Nagano, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yubatake
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Step out of Tokyo to go to Nagano and see Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, which is approximately 4 hours away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Ginza, make a trip to Hachiko, shop like a local with Asakusa, and admire the natural beauty at Ninomaru Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip site .

You can take a train from Nagano to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagano in February; daily highs in Tokyo reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Ninomaru Garden ©
Ninomaru Garden

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