42 days in Japan Itinerary

42 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Urayasu
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Urayasu
— 3 nights
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Kawasaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Yokohama
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ito
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimoda
— 1 night
Drive
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Izu
— 1 night
Drive
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Numazu
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 7 nights
Drive
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Wakayama
— 1 night
Drive
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Kushimoto-cho
— 3 nights
Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Honolulu

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Urayasu

— 3 nights
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

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

Honolulu, USA to Urayasu is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Honolulu to Urayasu, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, you will find days in Urayasu are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kawasaki.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Kawasaki

— 1 night
Easily accessible via a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo, Kawasaki features a modern, industrialized waterfront, as well as a couple of quirky attractions.
On the 28th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, explore the wide array of goods at Grandtree Musashikosugi, and then examine the collection at Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kawasaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Urayasu to Kawasaki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kawasaki are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kawasaki

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Yokohama

— 5 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yokohama Cosmo World, MARK IS Minatomirai, Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art, make a trip to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Yokohama day trip planning tool.

Yokohama is just a stone's throw from Kawasaki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Lalique Museum Hakone, Hakone Ekiden Museum, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and look for gifts at Owakudani Kurotamago Kan.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi tour planning site.

You can drive from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from Yokohama in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ito.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Ito

— 1 night
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Izu Shaboten Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Jogasaki Coast, and then snap pictures at Jogasaki Suspension Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ito trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Ito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakone-machi in October, with highs in Ito at 70°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Shimoda

— 1 night
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 8th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shimoda Aquarium, stroll around Shimoda Park, and then contemplate the long history of Perry Road.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Shimoda online holiday planner.

You can drive from Ito to Shimoda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Shimoda sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izu.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Izu

— 1 night
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, take in the pleasant sights at Chikurinnokomichi, and then stroll around Shuzenji Nijino Sato.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Izu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shimoda to Izu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Numazu.

Things to do in Izu

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Numazu

— 1 night
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Rakujuen Park, walk around Shirataki Park, and then make a trip to Gempeigawa River.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Numazu trip planner.

Numazu is just a short distance from Izu. In October, daytime highs in Numazu are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 1 night
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake, don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, stroll around Oishi Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Numazu to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Numazu in October, expect Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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.
Fuji-Q Highland has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fujiyoshida trip planner.

Fujiyoshida is just a stone's throw from Fujikawaguchiko-machi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Oasis 21 has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Kyoto Denim, Kyoto Tower Sando, &more) and Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & Nagashima Spa Land). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, wander the streets of Sakae, take in nature's colorful creations at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nagoya online journey planner.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Nagoya in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Kyoto

— 6 nights
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 Toho Cinemas Nijo, Bento&co Kyoto Store, Shinkyogoku Shopping District, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Grand Front Osaka, Kuchu Teien Observatory, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:

Osaka

— 7 nights
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 Osaka Takoyaki Museum, Universal City Walk Osaka, Osaka Museum of History, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Wakayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:

Wakayama

— 1 night
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II. On a tour of Wakayama, you'll have the chance to take day trips to the prefecture's numerous natural and historic sights, as the town has good connections and also provides easy access to Osaka and Nara.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Porto Europe, stop by Wakayama Marina City, and then hunt for treasures at Kuroshio Market.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wakayama day trip planning site.

You can drive from Osaka to Wakayama in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kushimoto-cho.

Things to do in Wakayama

Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Kushimoto-cho

— 3 nights
To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kushimoto-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Wakayama to Kushimoto-cho in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kushimoto-cho can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Kushimoto-cho

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Japan travel guide

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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.

Wakayama Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district:

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