4 days in Japan Itinerary

4 days in Japan Itinerary

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4 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Yokohama
Drive:  2 h
1
Ashikaga
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Shibukawa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Takayama-mura
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Shiojiri
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
7
Chino
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Yokohama

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Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Ashikaga Flower Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashikaga trip maker website.

Yokohama to Ashikaga is an approximately 2- hour car ride. March in Ashikaga sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Shibukawa.

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Parks
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Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ikaho Stone Steps as well as Akagi Nature Park. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ikaho Stone Steps and then stroll around Akagi Nature Park.

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You can drive from Ashikaga to Shibukawa in an hour. In March in Shibukawa, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Parks Historic Sites
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Akagi Nature Park ©
Akagi Nature Park
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps

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Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi journey planner.

Getting from Shibukawa to Yuzawa-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama-mura.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Takayama-mura

Takayama-mura ©
You've now added Gunma Astronomical Observatory to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lockheart Castle and then take in panoramic vistas at Gunma Astronomical Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama-mura holiday planner.

You can drive from Yuzawa-machi to Takayama-mura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Takayama-mura

Historic Sites
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Lockheart Castle ©
Lockheart Castle
Gunma Astronomical Observatory ©
Gunma Astronomical Observatory

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Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
You've now added Yubatake to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake and then don't miss a visit to Netsunoyu.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kusatsu-machi trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Takayama-mura to Kusatsu-machi in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kusatsu-machi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Shiojiri.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake

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Shiojiri

Shiojiri ©
Shiojiri is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 66,801 and a population density of 230 persons per km². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naraijuku. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Naraijuku.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shiojiri trip planner.

Getting from Kusatsu-machi to Shiojiri by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Shiojiri sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chino.

Things to do in Shiojiri

Historic Sites
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Naraijuku ©
Naraijuku

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Chino

Chino ©
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Shirakaba as well as Flying Mud Boat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chino trip planner.

You can drive from Shiojiri to Chino in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Chino can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chino

Parks Nature
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Mishakaike Pond ©
Mishakaike Pond
Flying Mud Boat ©
Flying Mud Boat
Lake Shirakaba ©
Lake Shirakaba

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