I have recently traveled to Japan for the fourth time, in April 2017 landing on the 6th of April and leaving on the 23rd. Here are the posts for my write ups of each day;

japan route

Simply clink on the day to be taken to a detailed photography diary.

Day 1: Tokyo- land Narita airport at 8:30am, travel to Ueno -> Asakusa, Sumida Park, Skytree, Chidorigafuchi in the evening

Day 2: Tokyo – Ueno park for hanami, Shibuya for Genki Sushi, Shibuya park, Yoyogi park, Harajuku, Meguro river for hanami, Asakusa senso-ji at night for yozakura hanami

Day 3: Matsumoto – travel to Matsumoto castle, Ueno koen for night time hanami, pack to leave Tokyo

Day 4: Travel to Kyoto, walk to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

Day 5: Hikone castle for hanami, sunset on the top of Kyoto station, Fushimi Inari hike after dark

Day 6: Travel to Hiroshima -> stop at Himeji castle, travel to Hiroshima, visit atomic bomb dome and Hiroshima castle at night

Day 7: Travel to Miyajima island -> Hike up Mt Misen, travel back to Kyoto

Day 8: Travel to Mie prefecture -> Akame 48 waterfalls hike, Nara deer park, Todaiji temple, yaki niku for dinner, back to Kyoto

Day 9: Travel to Hachioji -> Climb Mt Takao

Day 10: Travel to Kawaguchi-ko (arrive at 9am) -> walk to Kawaguchi-ko, 1/2 day structured tour to Shiraito falls, Aokigahara, Motosu-ko, Shojiko, Oishi Park

Day 11: Up at 4am for sunrise, walk over Ohashi bridge to small shrine on Kawaguchiko, get hire car (Toyota Rent a Car), Chureito pagoda, Motosuko, Shojiko, Saiko, Oishi park. Sunset on Mt Tenjo

Day 12: Up at 4am for sunrise at Oishi park, Yamanakako, Gotemba Premium Outlet, Murayama shrine, Shiraito Falls, Motosuko, Kawaguchiko

Day 13: Up at 3am for sunrise, Tanukiko (0 visibility), Jimba no taki (waterfall), suspension bridge Nebara, Tanukiko (mist has gone), Oishi park, sakura corridor on North shore at night

Day 14: Chureito Pagoda at 6am (cloudy), Oshino hakkai, sunset at Chureito Pagoda

Day 15: Up at 3am for sunrise, cruise on Kawaguchiko, Kachi Kachi ropeway, to Fuji view hotel

Day 16: Up at 4am for sunrise, explore southern end of Kawaguchiko, walk to Oishi park, souvenir shopping

Day 17: Up at 3am for sunrise, train to Fuji Sengen shrine, train to Shinjuku then to Narita. Naritasan temple

Day 18: Explore Narita airport, fly home