29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45​min
3
Nara
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Naruto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Okinawa City
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dallas

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunshine Aquarium, Imperial Palace, teamLab☆Planets, and other attractions you added. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Susukino (in Sapporo) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planner.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in Tokyo at 79°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Susukino, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nara online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Don Quijote as well as Osaka Science Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Dotonbori and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in June, Osaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Uzu no Michi has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryozen-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, then take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Strait, and finally contemplate the long history of Amazuka. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi and then stroll around Naruto Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naruto online attractions planner .

You can drive from Osaka to Naruto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Naruto: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

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.
On the 21st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

You can drive from Naruto to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): meet the residents at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium and then snap pictures at Megane Bridge. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally see the interesting displays at Dejima.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. You will leave for Okinawa City on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Museums
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Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

4
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Sesoko Beach has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Okinawa City: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okichan Theater), Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and don't miss a visit to Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Okinawa City trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nagasaki to Okinawa City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Motobu-cho, Kouri Ohashi, American Village
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes WWF Japan Coral Reef Conservation and Research Center. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, make a trip to Ishigaki City Tokusan Hambai Center, get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Okinawa City to Ishigaki with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

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