16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nakano
— 1 night
Drive
4
Azumino
— 1 night
Drive
5
Komatsu
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kaga
Drive
7
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kizugawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Shingu
— 1 night
Drive
10
Miyakojima
— 1 day
Fly
11
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly to Osaka Kansai, Train to Nachikatsura-cho
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 3 nights
Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Hobart

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Tokyo

— 1 night
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 Kōtoku-in, True Japan Tours and Sumo Museum. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Kōtoku-in, examine the collection at Sumo Museum, and then pick up some new kitchen skills with True Japan Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Hobart, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Classes · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Fujiyoshida

— 1 night
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
You've now added Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fujiyoshida road trip app.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in February, plan for slightly colder days in Fujiyoshida, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nakano.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Nakano

— 1 night
Nakano is a city located in northern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 43,573 and a population density of 388 persons per km². On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nakano trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Nakano in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nakano when traveling from Fujiyoshida in February, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Azumino.

Things to do in Nakano

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Azumino

— 1 night
Nestled between two mountain ranges, the beautiful city of Azumino serves as a gateway to the Japanese Alps.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hotaka Shrine and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Azumino tour planner.

You can drive from Nakano to Azumino in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Komatsu.

Things to do in Azumino

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Komatsu

— 1 night
Komatsu is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture in the Hokuriku region of Japan.As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 109,285 with a population density of 294 persons per km². To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Komatsu route builder app.

You can drive from Azumino to Komatsu in 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Kaga.

Things to do in Komatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Kaga

Lying at the foot of one of Japan's holy volcanic mountains, the charming city of Kaga draws visitors with its onsens and lovely temples.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaga travel itinerary planner.

Kaga is very close to Komatsu. In February in Kaga, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Kyoto

— 1 night
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 Sanjusangendo Temple, Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Bamboo Forest Street, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto route builder website.

Traveling by car from Kaga to Kyoto takes 3 hours. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kizugawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Kizugawa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fumonzan Kaniman Temple, go for a walk through Ishitera Tea Plantation, contemplate the long history of Gansenji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joruri Temple, then contemplate the long history of Remians of Kunikyu Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Koriyama Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kizugawa trip simple and quick.

Drive from Kyoto to Kizugawa in an hour. February in Kizugawa sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Shingu.

Things to do in Kizugawa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Shingu

— 1 night
Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, examine the collection at Sato Haruo Memoria Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shingu trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kizugawa to Shingu takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Shingu

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

Miyakojima

— 1 day
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 23rd (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, kick back and relax at Sawada no hama Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Cape Funausagibanata Observatory Facility.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shingu to Miyakojima. In February, Miyakojima is a bit warmer than Shingu - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Ishigaki

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Ishigakijima Observatory and then stroll through Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki day trip planning app.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

Nachikatsura-cho

— 3 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nachi Mitaki Falls. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kajitorizaki, then see the interesting displays at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, and then make a trip to Kinomatsushima Island. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seiganto-ji Temple, then admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Nachikatsura-cho in 8.5 hours. In February, Nachikatsura-cho is colder than Ishigaki - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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