50 days in Japan Itinerary

50 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 7 nights
3
Miyazu
— 1 night
4
Toyooka
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
6
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
8
Zao-machi
— 2 nights
9
Obanazawa
— 2 nights
10
Tokyo
— 4 nights
11
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
12
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
13
Nagoya
— 3 nights
14
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo online trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will leave for Kyoto on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Remains of Shigain-mon (in Otsu), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Tamade no Taki) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Remains of Shigain-mon
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Motoise Konojinja Shrine, then try out the rides at Amanohashidate View Land, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-ji Temple. On your second day here, walk around Kasamatsu Park, then make a trip to Manai Shrine, and then explore the activities along Amanohashidate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miyazu trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kyoto to Miyazu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Miyazu, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Kasamatsu Park ©
Kasamatsu Park
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Manai Shrine ©
Manai Shrine

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
On the 14th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork, see the interesting displays at Toyooka City Konotori Bunkakan, make a trip to Tamahashi Drinking Spot, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally walk around Genbudo Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Toyooka day trip planner.

Drive from Miyazu to Toyooka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Genbudo Park ©
Genbudo Park
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Onsen Resorts

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more), Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi) and Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum). Explore Kyoto further: make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Toyooka to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Toyooka in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Ibaraki City Cultural Museum
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Okuniwa Nature Park (in Narusawa-mura), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg. & Lake Kawaguchi) and Kengamine (in Fujinomiya). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, look for gifts at Nihon Ichiban, Ashinoko, and explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

Plan my day in Hakone-machi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Okuniwa Nature Park, Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen), Mount Fuji, Kengamine
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama (about 38 minutes away). Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Odaiba District, stroll around Ueno Park, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Central Railway Station, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker app.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Zao-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
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Zao-machi

Zao-machi ©
On the 27th (Tue), experience rural life at Zao Dairy Farm, don't miss a visit to O-torii, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Katta, take in the dramatic natural features at Okama Crater, then head outdoors with Zao Echo Line, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sangai Fall/Fudo Fall.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zao-machi trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Zao-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Zao-machi reach 66°F and lows reach 53°F. You will leave for Obanazawa on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Zao-machi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Okama Crater ©
Okama Crater
Mt. Katta ©
Mt. Katta
Zao Dairy Farm ©
Zao Dairy Farm

2
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Obanazawa

Obanazawa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Shirugane Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ginzan Yuhodo, and then walk around Shirogane Park. Keep things going the next day: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, get great views at Oyasukyo Daifunto, then take in the natural beauty of Kawarage Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fudotaki.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Obanazawa trip builder app.

You can drive from Zao-machi to Obanazawa in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Obanazawa can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Obanazawa

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Yuzawa, Mt. Gassan
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Mt. Gassan ©
Mt. Gassan
Oyasukyo Daifunto ©
Oyasukyo Daifunto
Onsen Resorts

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in) and Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama). Enjoy Tokyo some more: admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Seijo 5 Chome Inomata Garden, and appreciate the history behind Hachiko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo holiday builder.

You can drive from Obanazawa to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Obanazawa in October, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 60°F. You'll set off for Fukuoka on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yokohama Chinatown
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

4
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka vacation builder site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Fukuoka in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Dazaifu
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

3
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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.
Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Inasayama Park, and step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki online road trip planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Nagasaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

3
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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Nagoya is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Nagoya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Nagasaki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Susukino (in Sapporo), Yokohama (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street, &more) and Minatomirai (Yokohama Museum of Art & Sky Garden). See even more of Tokyo: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Shinjuku Golden Gai, explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and walk around Rikugien Garden.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip app.

Take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Susukino
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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Food Tours
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

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