27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Shibukawa
— 2 nights
3
Nakanojo-machi
— 2 nights
4
Naganohara-machi
— 2 nights
5
Kusatsu-machi
— 2 nights
6
Tsumagoi-mura
— 2 nights
7
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
8
Nozawaonsen-mura
— 2 nights
9
Tokyo
— 7 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Tokyo at °F and lows at °F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Shibukawa

Shibukawa ©
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Ikaho Stone Steps. Keep things going the next day: stop by Taru no Kanko Strawberry Park, explore the world behind art at Hara Museum Arc, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally snap pictures at Kajikabashi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shibukawa online trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Shibukawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Shibukawa to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nakanojo-machi.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Historic Sites Museums Baths
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Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Hara Museum Arc ©
Hara Museum Arc
Ikaho Shrine ©
Ikaho Shrine

2
nights
Nakanojo-machi

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Shio no Yu Insenjo and then get your game on at Yanagiya. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Ogura no Taki Fall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Shima no Oketsu, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oiwa Fudodo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nakanojo-machi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shibukawa to Nakanojo-machi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Shibukawa in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Nakanojo-machi. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naganohara-machi.

Things to do in Nakanojo-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Naganohara-machi

Naganohara-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get advice or help at Michi-no-Eki Yamba Furusato Kan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Asama Otaki Fall, hit the slopes at Karuizawa Snow Park, thensteep yourself in history at Old Kusakaru Railway Kitakaruizawa Station, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naganohara-machi route planner.

Traveling by car from Nakanojo-machi to Naganohara-machi takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Naganohara-machi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Naganohara-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Michi-no-Eki Yamba Furusato Kan
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Karuizawa Snow Park ©
Karuizawa Snow Park
Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Netsunoyu and then stroll around Sainokawara Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens and then don't miss a visit to Yubatake.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kusatsu-machi trip planner.

Kusatsu-machi is just a stone's throw from Naganohara-machi. In March, daytime highs in Kusatsu-machi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tsumagoi-mura.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park
Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Tsumagoi-mura

Tsumagoi-mura
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Onioshi Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Aisai no Oka, get outside with Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsumagoi-mura day trip planner.

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Tsumagoi-mura in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tsumagoi-mura

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Okushiga Kogen Ski Area. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenidentify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally take in the natural beauty of Jigokudani Funsen.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tsumagoi-mura to Yamanouchi-machi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area ©
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area

2
nights
Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ogama and then fly down the slopes at Madarao Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nozawaonsen-mura online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Nozawaonsen-mura in 1.5 hours. In March in Nozawaonsen-mura, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Madarao Mountain Resort
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Thermal Spas
Ogama ©
Ogama

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). Explore Tokyo further: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, stop by Akihabara, steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Nozawaonsen-mura to Tokyo by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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