29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Medicine Hat
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
3
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Onna-son
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 30 min
7
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Medicine Hat

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jogasaki Coast will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja (in Fujiyoshida), Ito (Omuro Mountain Lift & Mount Omuro) and Satta-toge Pass (in Shizuoka). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kiunkaku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning site.

Medicine Hat, Canada to Hakone-machi is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. When traveling from Medicine Hat in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ito, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Satta-toge Pass
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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll get in some beach time at Hoshisuna Beach and Ida no Hama Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Pinaisara Falls and Barasu Island. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Hakone-machi to Iriomote-jima in 9 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, expect Iriomote-jima to be warmer, temps between 26°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Island Countryside Settlement and Cape Hirakubozaki are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Yonehara Beach. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Ongazaki, don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and appreciate the history behind Yoko Gushiken Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visit Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ikema-jima Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, and kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Popular historic sites such as Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Sefa-Utaki are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Daisekirinzan and Manza Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park & Okichan Theater), Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum (in Naha) and Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Beach). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, get a taste of the local shopping with Onna Station Nakayukui Market, walk around Araha Park (Araha Beach), and get great views at Cape Hedo.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Onna-son takes 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, Onna-son is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Kunigami-son, Nanjo, Araha Park (Araha Beach)
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Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach
Daisekirinzan ©
Daisekirinzan
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump. Keep things going the next day: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

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You can fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Onsen Resorts
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Head to Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Takayama Usagiyafor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Gokayama and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Takayama (Takayama Jinya & Higashiyama Walking Course), Natadera Temple (in Komatsu) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Yakushima-cho to Kanazawa in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April; daily highs in Kanazawa reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Takayama, Nanto, Zuiryuji Temple, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Natadera Temple
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Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple

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