29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kagoshima
— 4 nights
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Naha
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
10
Matsuyama
— 2 nights

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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary app.

Sacramento, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Tokyo is 17 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kamakura

Kamakura ©

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 19th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kakuonji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokeiji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then stop by Samuraikibun Kamakura, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joukoumyouji Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kamakura day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kamakura, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
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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 21st (Mon), make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

You can take a train from Kamakura to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

Find out how to plan Kyoto trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and capture your vacation like a pro with Photoguider-Japan.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima holiday builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Chiran Peace Museum (in Minamikyushu), Ibusuki (Mt. Kaimondake, Fushime Coast, &more) and Kirishima (Kirishima Shrine & Kirishima Distillery). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en, walk around Tagayama Park, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rokkannon Miike Pond.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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Naha

Naha ©

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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.
On the 6th (Tue), push the limits with Street Kart Okinawa, get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, and then expand your horizons at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha trip builder website.

Fly from Kagoshima to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naha, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Classes · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

3
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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, make a trip to Euglena Mall, get interesting insight from Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Nogutsunajima Island, stroll around Matsuyama Park, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiteji, and finally wander the streets of Dogo Onsengai. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishiyama Koryuji Temple, and finally cast your line with WAKKA.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Matsuyama trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Matsuyama in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in July; daily highs in Matsuyama reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Matsuyama Park ©
Matsuyama Park
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Ishiteji ©
Ishiteji

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