Recommended Itineraries

Over time, our members have posted many well-planned itineraries across Japan. I have consolidated them into categories and supplemented them with other itineraries from Japan National Tourist Org (JNTO) so that our members can refer to them, when planning for their next Japan trip.

A. Short 1 week trip covering Tokyo + Kanto Region

A1. 5 Days in Tokyo by Logan Page
Route : Odaiba, Yoyogi, Shibuya, Robot Museum, Akihabara, Ueno, Roppongi, Asakusa, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Disneysea https://pagesoftravel.wordpress.com/201 … kyo-japan/

A2. 7 Days in Tokyo by Tiffany Cu
Route : Shinjuku, Asakusa, Ueno, Gotemba, Hakone (Mt Fuji view), Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Tsukiji etc http://asiatravelbug.com/blog/tokyo-iti … an-travel/

A3. 1 Day Tokyo Walking Tour by Benji Sun
Route : Tsukiji, Kanda, Ueno, Asakusa http://moxfactor.kinja.com/tokyo-east-w … 1690026845

A4. Other Locations in Tokyo

  • Odaiba – Gundam Front, Lego Discovery Centre, Toyota Mega Web, Oedo Onsen
  • Team Lab Borderless https://borderless.teamlab.art/
  • Anime – Akihabara, Nakano Broadway
  • Suburbs – Shimokitazawa, Kichijoji
  • Theme Parks – Disneyland, Disneysea, FujiQ, Sanrio Puroland

A5. Short Excursions from Tokyo

  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Hakone
  • Kawagoe
  • Nikko
  • Kamakura
  • Mount Takao

B. Short 1 week trip covering Kyoto/Osaka/Nara/Kobe (Kansai Region)

B1. Osaka & Kyoto by Logan Page

B2. Central Japan trip covering Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Nagoya by Jeff Tan https://jefftan.exposure.co/central-japan

B3. 7 Days in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara by Tiffany Cu. Route : Kansai Airpot > Kyoto > Nara > Osaka. http://asiatravelbug.com/blog/my-first- … itinerary/

B4. Other Locations in Kansai

  • Arashiyama
  • Fushimi Inari
  • Toji Temple Flea Market 21st of Month
  • Koyasan
  • Minoo
  • Uji Tea
  • Theme Parks – Universal Studio

C. All Japan Reference by Prefecture

C1. Japan Travel Blog by Lim Shihui
Shihui has travelled to all the 47 prefectures of Japan and documented her travel itineraries meticulously. Must read when planning your trip. http://myworldtripjapan.blogspot.sg/


D. Longer trip covering All-Japan

D1. 30 days trip covering Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Himeji, Hiroshima, Akiyoshido, Miyajima, Okunoshima, Beppu, Yufuin, Tokyo etc by 黄梅鈴 Hazel
https://lesolotitude.wordpress.com/2016 … lo-travel/

D2. 30 days trip covering Sapporo, Hakone, Tokyo, Nagano, Nagoya, Naoshima, Miyajima, Beppu, Kyoto, Amanohashidate, Nara, Shirahama, Osaka by Dianna Julie
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jpntrav … 960068625/

D3. 2 weeks Japan Trip using JR Pass by Alan Wilson. http://live-less-ordinary.com/2-week-jr … vel-japan/


E. Self-Drive Trips


E1. Self Drive Hokkaido (Northern Ring) Trip by Benji Sun. Route : Asahikawa > Sounkyo > Lake Abashiri > Utoro > Lake Kussharo > Kushiro http://moxfactor.kinja.com/itinerary-ho … 1393947274

E2. Self Drive Kyushu by Albert Onizuka Lam Route : Fukuoka – Karatsu – Nagasaki – Shimabara – Kumamoto – Takachiho – Aoshima – Kagoshima – Fukuoka https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 677408625/

E3 Driving Reference :

H. Region Itineraries

Hokkaido, Tohoku Region (Northern Japan)
H1. Sapporo Snow Festival & Asahikawa https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/hokkaidos-furry-friends-and-winter-festivals/
H2. Shiretoko https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/the-wilderness-and-beauty-of-the-shiretoko-peninsula/
H3. Hakodate, Lake Toya https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/famous-hot-springs-and-untouched-nature-in-hokkaido/
H4. Tohuku Trip (Kakunodate, Hirosaki, Aomori, Towada, Kitakami) by Lani https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 142508625/
H5. Matsushima, Sendai https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/matsushima-akiu-onsen-and-sendai/

Kanto (Eastern Japan)
I1. Nikko https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/national-treasures-and-nature-in-nikko/
I2. Climbing Mount Fuji by Rajnesh Sharma http://www.rajnesharma.com/hiking-3776-m-up-mount-fuji/
I3. 1 Day Kairuizawa by Salamat Khamisah https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 930603625/

Chubu (Central Japan)
J1. Nagano Snow Monkey https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/snow-monkeys-and-hot-springs-in-nagano/
J2. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route https://www.alpen-route.com/en/about/introduction.html
by Raymond Chia (day trip) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … RpbmVyYXJ5
J3. Kurobe Dam, Alphine Route by Jayne Aw

J4. Shirakawa-go by ML Yim (Spring) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 246138625/

Shikoku, Chukoku, Wakayama (Western Japan)
K1. Kumano Trail https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/trekking-along-the-kumano-kodo/
K2. Hiroshima and Miyajima by Michele Chia http://michxwanderlust.blogspot.sg/2015 … ajima.html
K3. 4 Days Shikoku https://www.japan.travel/en/itineraries/shikokus-fascinating-nature-and-longstanding-traditions/
K4. Wakayama, Kumano by Tacu Matsuo https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 413418625/

Kyushu, Okinawa
L1 : Kyushu trip (Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Hitoyoshi, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Beppu, Yufuin) by Mandy Tan https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 894233625/
L2. 4 Days Hakata, Dazaifu, Beppu and Yufuin by Ellie Kohno https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 340298625/
L3. Self Drive Kyushu by Albert Onizuka Lam Route : Fukuoka – Karatsu – Nagasaki – Shimabara – Kumamoto – Takachiho – Aoshima – Kagoshima – Fukuoka https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 677408625/

Okinawa
M1. Zamimi Island by Dimitra Milano https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 151948625/
M2 Okinawa Acquarium by Veronika Sigl https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 108798625/

Pets/Animal
N1 : Rabbit Okunoshima Island 大久野島 http://magazine.tripzilla.com/okunoshim … apan/30056
N2 : Cat Island 1 Aoshima 青島 in Ehime Prefecture, Cat Island 2 Tashirojima 田代島 in Miyagi Prefecture http://www.onegai-kaeru.jp/2013/10/15/h … shirojima/
N3 : 招き猫 at Kotokuji Temple Tokyo by Yuriko Tonosaki https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 309738625/
N4. Zao Fox Village http://magazine.tripzilla.com/japan-zao … lage/30477
N5. Yudanaka Snow Monkeys http://jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/
N6. Capybara カピバラ (giant rodents) at the Izu Shaboten Park http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/11/04/i … -hot-bath/

Onsen
O1 : Most popular Onsens in Japan https://www.tofugu.com/japan/best-onsen-resort-towns/ 
O2. Onsen Etiquette http://www.traveldudes.org/travel-tips/ … ners/64853
Onsens allowing Tattoos
O3 : Kurama Onsen www.kurama-onsen.co.jp Our members experience by Lydia May Wong https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 … 192928625/
O4. Yumato Onsen near Chiba http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/07/27/l … ear-tokyo/
O5. Gotemba Onsen http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/07/19/g … blem-here/
Across Japan https://www.tsunagujapan.com/8-hot-spri … can-enter/

Skiing in Japan
http://us.jnto.go.jp/ski/

Muslim Travelling to Japan

Unusual Places to Visit
P1 : Underground Wonder of Tokyo https://japangasm.wordpress.com/2012/01 … -of-tokyo/
P2.: Aokigahara Suicide Forest 
P3 : Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato in Toyama http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/09/13/j … %E3%80%91/
P4 : Nagaro http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/05/16/v … no-people/
P5 : Ganguro Makeover https://livejapan.com/en/article/a0000159/
P6: Parasite Musuem http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2013/04 … kyo-japan/

Q. Outside the Cities
Q1. Ten most beautiful towns in Japan http://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/ar … -in-japan/
Q2. Things to do in Japan during winter https://www.tsunagujapan.com/16-amazing … he-winter/
Q3. 31 Most beautiful places in Japan by CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/24/trave … index.html
Q4. Japan is not just Tokyo and Kyoto https://www.tsunagujapan.com/15-places-in-japan-that-look-like-the-set-from-an-anime-or-a-movie/
Q5. 54 places recommended by locals http://tokyofromtheinside.com/54-must-v … ls-part-1/
Q6. UNESCO Sites http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2251.html

X. Others

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