50 days in Japan Itinerary

50 days in Japan Itinerary

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50 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Nikko
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + tram + Fly:  6​h
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Nanjo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Onna-son
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
9
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
10
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
11
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Matsue
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  4​h
13
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
16
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
17
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Yomeimon (Main Gate) and Cryptomeria Avenue will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Taiyuimbyo Shrine and Urami Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Furumine Jinja in Kanuma (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, stroll through Odashirogahara, explore the activities along Sainoko Lake, and steep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nikko day trip planning tool .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nikko is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Juan to Nikko due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in July, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Furumine Jinja
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Mt. Nantai ©
Mt. Nantai
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then experience rural life at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, then contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, and finally examine the collection at Otaru-shi General Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido University Agricultural Department Farm 2, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Kuroiwa Family, and finally explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sapporo route maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nikko to Sapporo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nikko in July; daily highs in Sapporo reach 26°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Otaru, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oshin Koshin Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Utoro Onsen and Raiun Shrine. Step out of Shari-cho with an excursion to Sakura Falls in Kiyosato-cho--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Oronko Rock, explore the activities along Onnebetsu River, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sandan no Taki Fall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho holiday tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sapporo in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Shari-cho. You will leave for Nagasaki on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sakura Falls, Shiretoko Peninsula
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Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Shitsu Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Nagasaki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Nagasaki is a bit warmer than Shari-cho - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Catholic Nakamachi Church ©
Catholic Nakamachi Church
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

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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 Yonaha Maehama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. Get some cultural insight at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, head outdoors with Sea Sky Hakuai, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and examine the collection at Underground Dam Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nagasaki to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Island Countryside Settlement and Taketomi Folk Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi (in Kohama-jima), Nakamoto Beach (in Kuro-shima) and Barasu Island (in Iriomote-jima). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, contemplate the long history of Tojinbaka, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, and look and learn at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, Nakamoto Beach, Barasu Island
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

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Nanjo

Nanjo ©
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mibaru Beach, make a trip to Tamagusuku Castle Ruin, then step into the grandiose world of Ruins of Kakihana Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Itokazu castle ruin. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Komaka-jima, get great views at Kudakajima Yohaijo, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangui, then enjoy the sand and surf at Azama Sun Sun Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chinen Castle Ruins.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nanjo online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Nanjo. July in Nanjo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Nanjo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, Haebaru Town Museum
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Komaka-jima ©
Komaka-jima
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Valley of Gangala ©
Valley of Gangala

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 31st (Fri), Head underground at Blue Cave, then make a trip to Cape Maeda, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cape Manzamo. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Marina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach, stroll through Tiger Beach, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirumichu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nakadomari Ruins.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Onna-son trip planner .

Drive from Nanjo to Onna-son in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Onna-son sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Shirumichu
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Onnason Museum ©
Onnason Museum

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On your second day here, get answers to all your questions at Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center, then kick back and relax at Isso Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the ancient world of Ruins of Kosugidani Village.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In August in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaguraden, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Takachiho Museum of History and Folklore, identify plant and animal life at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, admire the sheer force of Tamatare Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kushifuru Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aratate Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiibachi Falls, Unokono-taki, Heitate Shrine
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Ini Rice Terraces. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Former Naval Academy (in Etajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum, Ini Rice Terraces, Yamaguchi Flower Land, Mazda Museum
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JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Get a sense of the local culture at Adachi Museum of Art and Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple. Kamosu Shrine and Hinomisaki Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Matsue side-trips: Oni no Shitaburui (in Okuizumo-cho), Daisen-cho (Muki Banda Remains, Daisen, & more) and Izumo (Susa Shrine, Kojindani Ruin, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miho Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, steep yourself in history at Matsue Castle, and explore the world behind art at Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Matsue road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Matsue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Matsue are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Daisen-cho, Oda, Oni no Shitaburui, Adachi Museum of Art
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Susa Shrine ©
Susa Shrine
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Kamosu Shrine ©
Kamosu Shrine

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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 some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ninna-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Koyasan Okunoin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Mimurotoji Temple (in Uji), Nara National Museum (in Nara) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Matsue to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara National Museum, Mimurotoji Temple, Hikone Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Takayama City Hall, then examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, and then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, and finally Head underground at Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Takayama sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Takayama: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Osakacho Waterfalls, Shirakabe Dozogai
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ainokura Gassho Community and Shirakawago. Step out of the city life by going to Shomyo Waterfall and Sugisawa no Sawasugi. Venture out of the city with trips to Toyama (Toyama Glass Art Museum & Yatsuo no Machinami), Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama) and Shirayama Hime Shrine (in Hakusan). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Maruoka Castle, contemplate the long history of Shima, admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Komatsu, Nanto, Tateyama-machi, Toyama, Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)
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Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Shirakawago ©
Shirakawago
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Myogyo-ji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myoko Kogen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganshoin Temple, then make a trip to Sanada House, and finally contemplate the long history of Matsushiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kaminaridaki Falls, examine the collection at Mizuno Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, then get engrossed in the history at Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nagano holiday planning app .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kaminaridaki Falls, Ganshoin Temple, Myoko Kogen
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, then explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, then take a stroll through Ueno, and finally contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation builder app .

Traveling by train from Nagano to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mt. Takao
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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum

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