25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Naha
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
6
Ise
— 2 nights
7
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo
— 4 nights

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki attractions planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ishigaki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Ishigaki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Ishigaki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Yurateiku Market ©
Yurateiku Market

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Himeyuri Peace Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nakijin Castle Ruins and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park & The Tower of Himeyuri), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park & Okichan Theater) and Onna Station Nakayukui Market (in Onna-son). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Katsuren Castle Ruins, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naha day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. March in Naha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Itoman, Motobu-cho, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins
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Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yamato Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo & Itsukushima Shrine) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mazda Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Naha in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Mazda Museum
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Koyasan Okunoin. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Danjo Garan, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto vacation maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho tour planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiyominomiya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, thensee the interesting displays at Okageza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Saiku Histrical Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sengukan.

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You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Ise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Ise are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saiku Histrical Museum, Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

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.
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Nomura Family Samurai House will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and D. T. Suzuki Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Suganuma Gassho Community (in Nanto) and Katsuyama (Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum & Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Kanazawa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Katsuyama, Maruoka Castle, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Suganuma Gassho Community
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zojo-ji Temple and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, stop by Odaiba District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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