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Re: Recommended Itineraries

Post by Au Weng Kay » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:03 pm

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.

Updated : 28 Jul 2017

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

B1. Central Japan trip covering Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Nagoya by Jeff Tan https://jefftan.exposure.co/central-japan

B2. 6 Days Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_06.html

B3. 7 Days in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara by Tiffany Cu. Route : Kansai Airpot > Kyoto > Nara > Osaka

http://asiatravelbug.com/blog/my-first- ... itinerary/

B4. Osaka & Kyoto by Logan Page
B5. Specific Locations in Kansai
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. 20 Days by Melissa Risa K

“We arrived in Kansai Airport, first stop was Kanazawa, followed by Shirakawago, Takayama, Hida Furukawa, Gero, Nagoya, Ise-shima, Handaguci Aichi, Kyoto, Nara, Uji, Arashiyama, Kibune, Kurama, Kobe and Osaka”
D4. 21 days by Carole Canham

Tokyo, Kamakura, Nikko, Yudanaka, Matsumoto, Toyama, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Osaka, Koya-san, Himeji, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara, Lake Kawaguchi, Tokyo. https://www.facebook.com/download/85913 ... 0weeks.doc

D5. 2 weeks Japan Trip using JR Pass by Alan Wilson. http://live-less-ordinary.com/2-week-jr ... vel-japan/

D6. 17 Days Across Japan Trip by Mohammad Naufal Afnan. Route : Tokyo > Fukuoka > Osaka > Nagoya > Gotemba > Lake Kawaguchi > Tokyo

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 ... 464478625/


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. Hokkaido 14 days self drive trip by Bumble Bee Mum. http://bumblebeemum.net/2016/06/28/hokk ... y-outline/

H2. Sapporo Snow Festival by Prerna Priyam Kumar http://vivalahighstreet.com/snow-festiv ... ohokkaido/

H3. Tohuku Trip (Kakunodate, Hirosaki, Aomori, Towada, Kitakami) by Lani https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 ... 142508625/

H4. 3 Days Sapporo Shiretoko. Lake Akan, Lake Kushiro by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_15.html

H5. 2 Days Nikko, Kegon-no-taki Falls by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_30.html

H6. 3 Days Matsushima, Sendai by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_14.html

Kanto (Eastern Japan)

I1. Climbing Mount Fuji by Rajnesh Sharma http://www.rajnesharma.com/hiking-3776-m-up-mount-fuji/

I2. 1 Day Kamakura by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_21.html

I3. 1 Day Yokohama by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_37.html

I4. 1 Day Kairuizawa by Salamat Khamisah https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 ... 930603625/

Chubu (Central Japan)

J1. Matsumoto by Erick Vergara https://withinstrikingdistance.wordpres ... pril-2013/

J2. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

by JNTO http://us.jnto.go.jp/springski2015/archives/126/
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/

J5. Ainokura by Desmond Lim http://www.travelopy.com/@d_luaz/japan-ainokura

J6. Noto Peninsula by Benji Sun https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... cation=ufi

J7. Kiso Valley http://visit-kiso.com/en/

Shikoku, Chukoku, Wakayama (Western Japan)

K1. 2 Days Kumano Trail by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_17.html

K2. Hiroshima and Miyajima by Michele Chia http://michxwanderlust.blogspot.sg/2015 ... ajima.html

K3. 4 Days Shikoku by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_07.html

K4. Wakayama, Kumano by Tacu Matsuo https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 ... 413418625/

K5. Kintaikyo Bridge http://kintaikyo.iwakuni-city.net/en/

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. 3 Days Northern Kyushu (Aso, Yufuin) by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_28.html

L4. 3 Days Southern Kyushu (Kumamoto, Kagoshima) by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_34.html

L5. Specific Locations :
Okinawa
M1. 3 Days Okinawa http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... en_11.html, http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rout ... index.html

M2. Zamimi Island by Dimitra Milano https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307368 ... 151948625/

M3 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 http://travel.rakuten.com/campaign/ranking/onsen/

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/

O6. 10 Onsens that allowed tattoos near Tokyo https://fastjapan.com/en/p112265

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 http://www.xojane.com/fun/aokigahara-su ... rest-japan

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. Off the beaten Track http://www.thejetcoaster.com/japan-off- ... stinations

Q3. Things to do in Japan during winter https://www.tsunagujapan.com/16-amazing ... he-winter/

Q4. 31 Most beautiful places in Japan by CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/24/trave ... index.html

Q5. Japan is not just Tokyo and Kyoto http://ow.ly/JSU4Z

Q6. 54 places recommended by locals http://tokyofromtheinside.com/54-must-v ... ls-part-1/

Q7. UNESCO Sites http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2251.html



X. Others

X1. Should You be Getting a JR Pass for your trip ?http://auwengkay.kinja.com/getting-a-ja ... 1778023342

X2. Japan Travel Guide for ladies. https://www.facebook.com/visitjapan2010 ... 4029179320

X3. Camping in Japan. http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/r ... mping.html

X4. Explore Japan by rental camping car. on http://gocamperjapan.com/

X5. Alternate visual website for Japan travelling www.japanlover.me

X6. Top Factory tours in Japan http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/05/31/t ... eyre-cool/
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