31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Heviz
Travel:  82​h
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Travel:  80​h
End: Heviz

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, stroll through Yonehara Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online trip maker .

Heviz, Hungary to Ishigaki is an approximately 82-hour travel. Traveling from Heviz to Ishigaki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Heviz in February, things will get warmer in Ishigaki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in February, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) & Takayama Jinya) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in February, plan for little chillier days in Kanazawa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Shishiku Park
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Nishiki Market, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour itinerary builder .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nagasaki to Sasebo to see Huis Ten Bosch about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sofukuji Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki travel planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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