Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Voto Mobile | Voto Mobile - India
  2. 2 best way to spend two days in Chiang Mai
  3. 3 Trip Report RHK's Fall SEA Trip
  4. 4 Trip Report Laurel and Hardy in Drag Do Bangkok
  5. 5 Trip to India Feb 1-18
  6. 6 Trip Report Nywoman an older single traveler explores Taiwan
  7. 7 VN + Japan 6 wks March/April - which order?
  8. 8 Trip Report PNG : Plumed, primal, proud...
  9. 9 Travel options from Negombo to Mirissa
  10. 10 Vietnam April 5 - 16
  11. 11 Wat Arun
  12. 12 Solo or group tour for first trip to India?
  13. 13 Miyajima Island
  14. 14 Trip Report Vietnam, Cambodia & Hong Kong - Fall 2017 Trip Report
  15. 15 What to do with a Layover in Taipei?
  16. 16 Family trip to Thailand for Christmas and possibly New year
  17. 17 Vientiane to LP December
  18. 18 Safest beach area for solo female in Sri Lanka
  19. 19 Hotel in Vientiane 18-24 December
  20. 20 How to travel from Narita airport to Kawaguchiko
  21. 21 Prelim itinerary Java, Bali
  22. 22 5 days in Singapore
  23. 23 ONLY 3 DAYS in BEIJING -BEST THINGS TO DO?
  24. 24 Shanghai in January
  25. 25 24hrs in Seoul on Christmas..what to do
View next 25 » Back to the top

Japan Winter Itinerary - 3 weeks

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

We're planning our first trip to Japan for winter 2016. We'll be travelling between the 19th January and the 6th of February.

I just wanted some input on our current itinerary since we're first timers. There will be 4 of us travelling, myself, my husband, our 16 year old son and my sister in law.

Our current itinerary is as follows;

Day 1 - Fly Brisbane to Tokyo - arrive 7.30pm (spend 1 night in Tokyo)

Day 2 - Travel Tokyo to Hakuba - Shinkansen to Nagano and then bus to Hakuba
- Spend 5 nights (skiing/snowboarding, visiting onsen)

Day 7 - Travel Hakuba to Kyoto - Bus to Nagano then catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto via Kanazawa.
- Spend 7 nights in Kyoto with side trips to Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima and Miyajima.

Day 14 - Travel Kyoto to Tokyo by Shinkansen.
- Spend 5 nights in Tokyo with day trip to Nikko.

Day 18 - Fly Tokyo to Brisbane - Depart 8.55pm.

Day 19 - Arrive Brisbane 7am.

We wanted to try and minimise changing hotels as much as possible which is why we've chosen 3 'home bases'. We want to end the trip with our time in Tokyo as we want to do some shopping while there and don't want to have to carry purchases for the whole trip.

We originally included stays in takayama/shirakawa-go/kanazawa in our itinerary but decided we didn't want to be moving around that much.

We're not sure if we really need 5 nights in Tokyo. Perhaps we could add a night to Kyoto? We're also not sure if it's possible for us to get to Hakuba the night we arrive (either via airport transfer or public transport) considering our flight doesn't land until 7.30pm which is why I've included 1 night in Tokyo at the start.

Any suggestions would be great!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement