33 days in Japan Itinerary

33 days in Japan Itinerary

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33 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train:  4 h
2
Kyoto
— 15 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Train:  8 h 15 min
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Hakodate
— 1 night
Train:  10 h 30 min
7
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  46 h 30 min
End: Salt Lake City


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few
hours
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 see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Tokyo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

15
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en), Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Mt. Koya, &more) and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Kita). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Koya-cho, Himeji, Jindoji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 19 — Jul 4:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, Hakone-machi is a bit cooler than Kyoto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Hakodate on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Waku Pond, Lake Kawaguchi
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planning app .

Fly from Hakone-machi to Hakodate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Hakodate. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market
Old British Consulate of Hakodate ©
Old British Consulate of Hakodate
Daimon Yokocho ©
Daimon Yokocho

2
nights
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get all the information you need at Toya Mizunoeki, then take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya. On the next day, get your bearings at Toyako Visitor Center, engage your brain at Toyako Volcano Science Museum, then walk around Ukimido Park, then admire the local landmark of Yoteino Wakimizu, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Toyako-cho journey planner.

Drive from Hakodate to Toyako-cho in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Toyako-cho are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Makkari-mura, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Toyako-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Samuraikibun Kamakura, &more). See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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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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