31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
4
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
5
Goto
— 3 nights
6
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
7
Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
8
Ishigaki
— 4 nights

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Ikspiari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Mitaka to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Omotesando, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip website.

Jaipur, India to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaipur to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in September, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ikspiari, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Nijo Castle and Arashiyama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 10th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, stop by Hakodate Tsutaya Books, thenstop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, take a stroll around Hakodate Community Design Center, thenwander the streets of Motomachi, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hakodate by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in September, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yakusugi Land and Taikoiwa. Visiting Oko no Taki Fall and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Isso Beach, make a trip to Wilson Stump, admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tachudake.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho travel route planning site.

You can fly from Hakodate to Yakushima-cho in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakodate in September, with highs in Yakushima-cho at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Goto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

3
nights
Goto

Goto ©
Get some cultural insight at Dozaki Cathedral and Imochiura Church. Visit Kusuhara Church and Egami Church for their historical value.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goto trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yakushima-cho to Goto. When traveling from Yakushima-cho in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral
Kusuhara Church ©
Kusuhara Church
Egami Church ©
Egami Church

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visit Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama for some beach relaxation. Visiting Aragusuku Beach and Yabiji will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goto to Miyakojima. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goto in September, with highs in Miyakojima at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Iriomote Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hoshisuna Beach and Todomari Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, get outside with Ida no Hama Beach, kick back and relax at Nakano Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima road trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki attractions planner.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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