25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 1 night
2
Goto
— 1 night
3
Shinkamigoto-cho
— 1 night
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night
5
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
6
Nanjo
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
8
Matsue
— 2 nights
9
Toyooka
— 2 nights
10
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
11
Nikko
— 3 nights

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, take an in-depth tour of Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, thenexamine the collection at Hokkaido Konbukan, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Onuma Lake.

Plan my day in Hakodate using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brisbane, Australia to Hakodate is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Hakodate are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goto.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
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Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

1
night
Goto

Goto ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Gyoran Kannon Observation Deck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kusuhara Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Fukue Catholic Church, thenhead off the coast to Hisakajima, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Egami Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Shironotake Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Tontomari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Uragashira Catholic Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hantomari Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Naru Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Gorin Church.

Before you visit Goto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hakodate to Goto. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goto when traveling from Hakodate in September, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Goto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Kusuhara Church ©
Kusuhara Church
Egami Church ©
Egami Church
Fukue Catholic Church ©
Fukue Catholic Church

1
night
Shinkamigoto-cho

Shinkamigoto-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Takaitabi Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Matenoura Catholic Church, thenexplore the activities along Sokasen, and finally kick back and relax at Hamagurihama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Iwaya Kannon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oso Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Doinoura Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Kiri Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nakanoura Church.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Shinkamigoto-cho trip itinerary app.

Drive from Goto to Shinkamigoto-cho in 2.5 hours. In September in Shinkamigoto-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Hamagurihama Beach ©
Hamagurihama Beach
Iwaya Kannon Temple ©
Iwaya Kannon Temple

1
night
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aiyaruhama Beach, thenlook and learn at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station, thenget outside with Shiraho Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple, see the sky in a new way at Ishigakijima Observatory, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, and finally get outside with Kondoi Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shinkamigoto-cho to Ishigaki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shinkamigoto-cho in September, with highs in Ishigaki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Torinji Temple ©
Torinji Temple

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 24th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Cape Funausagibanata Observatory Facility, head outdoors with Nakanoshima Beach, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, thenkick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Shigira Beach, and finally get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach.

Before you visit Miyakojima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In September in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach
Shigira Beach ©
Shigira Beach

1
night
Nanjo

Nanjo ©
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of The Itokazu castle ruin, don't miss a visit to Tamagusuku Castle Ruin, thenkick back and relax at Hyakuna Beach, thenexamine the collection at Okinawa Peace Memorial Hall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Himeyuri Peace Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nanjo online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Nanjo in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nanjo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nanjo

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Itoman, Hyakuna Beach
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Itokazu castle ruin ©
The Itokazu castle ruin
Himeyuri Peace Museum ©
Himeyuri Peace Museum
Okinawa Peace Memorial Hall ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Hall

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, head off the coast to Miyajima, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, and finally kick back and relax at Bay Side Beach Saka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Iwakuni Castle, kick back and relax at Katsuragahama Beach, examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, thensee where the action happens at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip planner.

You can fly from Nanjo to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Hiroshima is little chillier than Nanjo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Iwakuni Castle, Bay Side Beach Saka
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Iwakuni Castle ©
Iwakuni Castle
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

2
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wako Museum, step off the mainland to explore Daikon Island, thensteep yourself in history at Teahouse Meimei-an, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sada Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gesshoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Kounkaku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichibataji Temple, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art, thendon't miss a visit to Izumo Cultural Tradition Hall, and finally delve into the distant past at Kojindani Ruin.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Matsue day trip app.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Matsue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Matsue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Wako Museum
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ichibataji Temple ©
Ichibataji Temple
Teahouse Meimei-an ©
Teahouse Meimei-an
Wako Museum ©
Wako Museum

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onsenji Temple, get outside with Takeno Coast, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Yumechiyokan. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kotobikihama, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamazume Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Izushi Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Toyooka trip planner.

You can drive from Matsue to Toyooka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Toyooka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyooka

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kyotango, Daijoji Temple, Yumechiyokan
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Onsenji Temple ©
Onsenji Temple
Izushi Shrine ©
Izushi Shrine

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Shima, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, contemplate the long history of Wada House, thendon't miss a visit to Ainokura Gassho Community, and finally stroll through Shofukaku Garden. On your second day here, examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Gyokusen-immaru Garden, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, thentake a stroll through Gokayama, and finally steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Gongenmori Beach
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

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nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Honda Collection Hall and then explore the world behind art at Utsunomiya Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Nikko in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kanazawa in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Nikko. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Honda Collection Hall, Furumine Jinja
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Honda Collection Hall ©
Honda Collection Hall
Odashirogahara ©
Odashirogahara
Chuzenji Temple ©
Chuzenji Temple

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