Japan Itineraries: Ideas for 1 day to 1 month

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Japan is a diverse country.  While Tokyo is a major world city there is also so much else to do and see in Japan.  I am often asked how much time is needed for Japan.  After living here 5 years, here is a very basic outline.

1-3 days:  Stick to Tokyo

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4-5 days:  Add 1-2 side trips within the Greater Tokyo Area

Fuji 5 Lakes Region

Nikko

Kamakura

Hiking in Western Tama

Yokohoma

7-10 days:  Add Kyoto & Osaka/Nara

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2 weeks:  Add Central Honshu, Nagasaki, Okinawa or Hokkaido

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3 weeks+:  All of the above

Check out the Japan tab on Life Kinetic for specific ideas about each of these destinations!  

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