31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Hatsukaichi
— 3 nights
4
Himeji
— 1 night
5
Amagasaki
— 2 nights
6
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
7
Narusawa-mura
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo
— 7 nights

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Porto, Portugal to Kyoto is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Porto to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in August, expect Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Gokayama (in Nanto), Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in August: highs in Kanazawa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gokayama, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hatsukaichi: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Museum of Art, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hatsukaichi online tour planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Himeji online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Amagasaki

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the views from Oe Bridge, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, thenvisit Dotombori District, and finally meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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

You can drive from Himeji to Amagasaki in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Himeji, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amagasaki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son), Onna-son (Kariyushi Beach & Cape Manzamo) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, catch some excitement at Nago Pineapple Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, and head off the coast to Minnajima Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Motobu-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Amagasaki to Motobu-cho with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naha, Onna-son, Nirai Beach, Nago Pineapple Park, Kouri Ohashi
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island

3
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Change things up with these side-trips from Narusawa-mura: Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Narusawa-mura trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Motobu-cho to Narusawa-mura with the Route module. Traveling from Motobu-cho in August, expect Narusawa-mura to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Hakone-machi, Lake Kawaguchi, Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

7
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.
Have a day of magic on the 29th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

Start your trip to Tokyo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Narusawa-mura to Tokyo takes 2 hours. When traveling from Narusawa-mura in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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