18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Narita
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Takasaki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
7
Toyama
— Few hours
8
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Fujinomiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Izu
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Ito
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Tokyo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Narita
— 1 night
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Paris

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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.
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Narita attractions planner .

Paris, France to Narita is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Paris to Narita, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in November, expect nights in Narita to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. You'll set off for Takasaki on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

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night
Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
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Traveling by car from Narita to Takasaki takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Takasaki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi journey tool .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Niigata to Yamanouchi-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Yamanouchi-machi sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagano.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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2
nights
Nagano

Nagano
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nagano sightseeing website .

You can take a bus from Yamanouchi-machi to Nagano in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Toyama.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Watanabe Sake Brewery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kio Wakamiya Shrine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Takayama visit planning website .

Traveling by train from Nagano to Takayama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Takayama are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Spas Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Hida
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Shirakabe Dozogai ©
Shirakabe Dozogai
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner .

Kanazawa is very close to Toyama. In November in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Toyama

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Toyama day trip planner .

You can take a train from Nagano to Toyama in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Toyama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

1
night
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.
For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Kanazawa to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toFujinomiya.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

1
night
Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fujinomiya trip maker .

Getting from Nagoya to Fujinomiya by car takes about 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Atami.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

2
nights
Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
On the 19th (Tue), cruise along Nishiizu Skyline, make a trip to Kantsuki Tensho Kimko, don't miss a visit to Zenshu Fujimisan Darumadera, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Myotokuji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ivory Craft Museum.

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Traveling by car from Fujinomiya to Izu takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Izu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ito.

Things to do in Izu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba ©
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba

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night
Ito

Ito
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.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ito trip planner .

Ito is very close to Atami. Traveling from Atami in November, expect Ito to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ito

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

2
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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Ito to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ito in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Tokyo, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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night
Narita

Narita
To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Narita journey site .

Take a train from Tokyo to Narita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Narita, with lows of 7°C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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