Japon

Seven days itineraries

Travel by Train in Japan with a Japan Rail Pass

itineraries in japan

If you are planning to travel seven days in Japan, the seven itineraries below can be useful. You can do a precise itinerary with the help of Hyperdia
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1. visits radiating tokyo and kyoto

Around Kyoto with a Japan Rail Pass
This itinerary is for those who do not like to pack and unpack their suitcase. You can settle in Tokyo and in Kyoto and do most of their visits in a day. Japanese trains make it possible.
From Tokyo, you can reach NikkoKamakuraHakone, Kawaguchiko and Nagano.
From Kyoto, you can reach Nara, Kanazawa, Amanohashidate, Okayama and Hiroshima.
 

2. seven days around kyoto

Travel from Kyoto to Nara
In this itinerary, you can do a circle around Kyoto: first stop in Koya santhan Nara.Have a glimpse of the Japanese Alps in Takayama, go north to  Kanazawa.
South you can go Miyajima and stop in Okayama for its beautiful Japanese garden.
 

3. from Tokyo a week in the Japanese alps

The japanese Alps with a Japan Rail Pass
This itinerary via Kawaguchiko, Matsumoto, Nagano, Kanazawa, Takayama and Nagoya is recommanded in summer when the cities are overwhelmed by the heat.
Find here the detailed itineraries : 
How to go from Matsumoto to Nagano ? 
How to go from Nagano to Kanazawa ? 
How to go from Kanazawa to Takayama ? 
How to go from Takayama to Nagoya ?

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4. tokyo kyoto via the Japanese alps

Between Kanazawa and Kyoto with a Japan Rail Pass
You can also reach Kyoto from Tokyo via the Japanese Alps.

Start with the itinerary 3 and in Nagoya, take the shinkansen to Kyoto

5. tokyo kyoto via three of the most beautiful sites in Japan

Ise with a japan Rail Pass
With a stop in Nagano, Matsumoto, Magome, Ise, Nara and Koya san, you will discover most of the beautiful sites in Japan.

6. from tokyo to Tohoku Itinerary

Itinerary to the north of Japan
This itinerary will bring in Nikko, Matsushima, Hiraizumi, Morioka, Aomori and Akita with either Shinkansen and local country trains.

7. from kyoto to Fukuoka

The inland sea in Japan
You will go south with this itinerary : take the opportunity to cross the Inland sea at Okayama to see Takamatsu, home of one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens (Ritsurin),and reach Fukuoka via Hiroshima and Miyajima. Once in Kyushu, explore  Beppu and Kumamoto.
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