31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
4
Himeji
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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, get outside with Yonehara Beach, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Ishigaki hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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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.
Step out of Nagasaki to go to Sasebo and see Huis Ten Bosch, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Dejima, kick back and relax at Takahama Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Nagasaki in 6 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 29°C in Nagasaki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen.

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Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama Korakuen Garden
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
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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.
On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, then contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, and finally don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kunimi no Mori Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jodoji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

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

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Himeji are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jodoji Temple, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Mt. Takamikura, Kunimi no Mori Park, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge ©
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

5
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Himeji in July: highs in Kyoto hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Takayama (Residence of Miyaji, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Venture out of the city with trips to Izu (Toi Beach, Joren Waterfall, &more), Onshirin Garden (in Fujiyoshida) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Yamanaka, admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanazawa in July: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Izu, Onshirin Garden, Lake Yamanaka, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Akihabara, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hase-dera Temple, Tokyo DisneySea
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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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