16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  6 h 30 min
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Narusawa-mura
— 3 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
5
Matsumoto
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
End: Tokyo

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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.
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip builder .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sengaku-ji Temple ©
Sengaku-ji Temple

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 13th (Wed), stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Kagurazaka, then take a stroll through Shimokitazawa, and then wander the streets of Kichijoji.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary planning tool .

You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kichijoji
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Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka
Kichijoji ©
Kichijoji
Shimokitazawa ©
Shimokitazawa

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Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Narusawa Golf Club, then examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum, then examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Motor Museum, and finally examine the collection at Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Narusawa-mura trip planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Narusawa-mura in 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Narusawa-mura to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Narusawa Golf Club ©
Narusawa Golf Club
Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum ©
Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum
Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tofuku-ji Temple and Toshodaiji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Kodai-ji Temple and Hōzen-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kennin-ji Temple (in Kyoto) and Nara (Nara National Museum, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tenjinzaka.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip tool .

Getting from Narusawa-mura to Osaka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Narusawa-mura in November: highs in Osaka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Matsumoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Kyoto
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matsumoto Shrine and then stroll the grounds of Koboyama Ancient Tomb.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Matsumoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Matsumoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, Matsumoto is a bit cooler than Osaka - with highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Shrine ©
Matsumoto Shrine

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Tokyo

Tokyo
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Getting from Matsumoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Matsumoto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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