31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Oirase-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Aomori
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Akita
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Ashikaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Glasgow

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: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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Glasgow, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 10th (Wed), take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, thenwalk around Odori Park, thenmake a trip to Sapporo TV Tower, and finally examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum. On the next day, shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, thenhit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (6°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Oirase-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

3
nights
Oirase-cho

Oirase-cho ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oirase-cho: Lake Ogawara (in Tohoku-machi) and Misawa (Miss Veedol Memorial Park, Hotokenuma, &more).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oirase-cho day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Oirase-cho takes 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in November; daily highs in Oirase-cho reach 11°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Aomori.

Things to do in Oirase-cho

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Misawa, Lake Ogawara
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ogawara ©
Lake Ogawara
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum
Shimoda Park ©
Shimoda Park

1
night
Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aomori trip maker tool.

Getting from Oirase-cho to Aomori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Aomori when traveling from Oirase-cho in November, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akita.

Things to do in Aomori

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse ©
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
Aomori Museum of Art ©
Aomori Museum of Art

2
nights
Akita

Akita ©
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan, admire the masterpieces at Akita Museum Of Art, explore the historical opulence of Kubota Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Satake Yoshitaka Statue, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Senshu Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Akita Public Market. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Port Tower Selion, get your bearings at Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, explore the world behind art at Masakichi Hirano Museum of Fine Art, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Akita Station Building Topico, thensteep yourself in history at Kaneko House, and finally examine the collection at Akita Akarenga Kyodokan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Akita trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Aomori to Akita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Akita

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Akita Museum Of Art ©
Akita Museum Of Art
Senshu Park ©
Senshu Park
Kubota Castle ©
Kubota Castle

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). See some other sides of Tokyo: wander the streets of Odaiba District, visit Asakusa, take in nature's colorful creations at Ninomaru Garden, and take in the views from Rainbow Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo vacation maker site.

You can fly from Akita to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akita in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Ashikaga.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Sankeien Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banna-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banna-ji Temple Hondo, thendelve into the distant past at Ruins of Ashikaga School, and finally steep yourself in history at Banna-ji Temple Tahoto. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Orihime Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ashikaga Orihime Jinjya, thensteep yourself in history at Banna-ji Temple Otamaya, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Ashikaga Flower Park, and finally do a tasting at COCO FARM & WINERY.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ashikaga road trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Ashikaga by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Ashikaga hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of Ashikaga School ©
Ruins of Ashikaga School
Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Orihime Park ©
Orihime Park

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Sojiji (in Nishitokyo), Yokohama (Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Yokohama Chinatown, &more) and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai). Enjoy Tokyo some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, stroll around Meiji Jingu Gaien, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route website.

Getting from Ashikaga to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Ashikaga in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Sojiji
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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