27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Narita
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
7
Aomori
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
8
Yamanakako-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Motegi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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 Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum, Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like TOKYO Solamachi and Showa Kinen Park. There's more to do: wander the streets of Ueno.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kōtoku-in, Tokyo Disneyland, Showa Kinen Park, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Ueno ©
Ueno
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Tea Ceremony Room Juan, Coto Kabuki, Shinsaibashi, and other attractions. Head to Dotonbori and Minami (Namba)for plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo-jo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Wakasa Wada Beach (in Takahama-cho), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Nara (Nara Park & Mt. Wakakusa). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Amanohashidate, Wakasa Wada Beach
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
You've now added Mount Fuji to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Narusawa-mura trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Narusawa-mura takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: high temperatures in Narusawa-mura hover around 75°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Narita.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Chureito Pagoda, Mount Fuji, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

3
nights
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Naritasan Omote Sando. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Wosse21 and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katori Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Narita travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Miyakojima to Narita in 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in July, expect Narita to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

AEON MALL Makuhari Shintoshin, Katori Jingu Shrine, Wosse21, Sakura Castle Site Park
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Katori Jingu Shrine ©
Katori Jingu Shrine
Sakura Castle Site Park ©
Sakura Castle Site Park

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. On the 24th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and finally make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Yamaguchi Flower Land, then go for a stroll along the water at Suo-Oshima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and finally stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip maker app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Narita to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Bay Side Beach Saka, Katsuragahama Beach, Suo-Oshima, Yamaguchi Flower Land
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kenrokuen Garden. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, stop by Amanatto Kawamura, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, steep yourself in history at Wada House, make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, then wander the streets of Gokayama, then take some stellar pictures from Ainokura Gassho Community, and finally stop by Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Shop.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Amaharashi Coast, Green Park Yoshiime
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

2
nights
Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Showa Daibutsu. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsutanonana Swamp, then pause for some photo ops at Showa Daibutsu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Utou Jinja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, stop by Ishigedo Rest Area, explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, then examine the collection at Hakkodasan Snow March Distress Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse.

Plan trip to Aomori with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kanazawa to Aomori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in July, expect Aomori to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hirosaki, Towada
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Former Hirosaki City Library ©
Former Hirosaki City Library
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple

2
nights
Yamanakako-mura

Yamanakako-mura ©
You've now added Lake Yamanaka to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Yamanaka, see the interesting displays at Bungakukan (Mishima Yukio Museum), admire all the interesting features of Fuji Speed Way, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally get great views at Panoramic Viewing Platform. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okutama, make a trip to Ishiwari Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Higashiguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subashiri Gokoku Shrine, and finally stroll through Nagaike Shinsui Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanakako-mura road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Aomori to Yamanakako-mura with the Route module. Traveling from Aomori in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Yamanakako-mura, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamanakako-mura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oyama-cho, Okutama-machi, Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Yamanaka ©
Lake Yamanaka
Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori

2
nights
Motegi-machi

Motegi-machi ©
Honda Collection Hall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Moegi Honten.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Motegi-machi trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yamanakako-mura to Motegi-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Motegi-machi

Museums Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Mashiko-machi, Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon, Kasama Inari Shrine, Ryumon Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Honda Collection Hall ©
Honda Collection Hall
Kasama Inari Shrine ©
Kasama Inari Shrine

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