3 days in Japan Itinerary

3 days in Japan Itinerary

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3 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Kyoto
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey builder website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tokyo. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kusatsu-machi holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kusatsu-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Kusatsu-machi hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

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Yubatake ©
Yubatake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday builder site .

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Kyoto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in March, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine ©
Heian Shrine

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