31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Naoshima-cho
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Minamioguni-machi
— 3 nights
6
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
7
Naha
— 8 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, teamLab Borderless, Sanrio Puroland, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nezu Museum and ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture, Taito. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toshogu Shrine and Hie Jinjya. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art.

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

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Zurich in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Sanrio Puroland
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
The National Art Center, Tokyo ©
The National Art Center, Tokyo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan as well as Monkey Park Iwatayama. Tamba City Nuno Denshokan and Fukuchiyama City Flood Control Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Mt. Kurama. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum & Tempozan Ferris Wheel). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kifune Shrine, and get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Osaka, Fukuchiyama City Flood Control Memorial, Tamba City Nuno Denshokan, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chichu Art Museum and Benesse House Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Lee Ufan Art Museun and Miyanoura Gallery Rokku. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ando Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachiman Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, and identify plant and animal life at Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Naoshima-cho by combination of train and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. June in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu)
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Lee Ufan Art Museun ©
Lee Ufan Art Museun

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.
Hiroshima Children's Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the engaging exhibits at Hiroshima Children's Museum, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Shiraito River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Minamioguni-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Hiroshima Museum of Art ©
Hiroshima Museum of Art
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

3
nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aso Highland Museum Park and Rakanji Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tadewara Wetlands and Tenryo Hinagoten. Get out of town with these interesting Minamioguni-machi side-trips: Onsen Resorts (in Hita) and Nakatsu (Yabakei & Hitomehakkei).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minamioguni-machi route maker website.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Minamioguni-machi in 5.5 hours. June in Minamioguni-machi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakatsu, Hita, Tadewara Wetlands, Aso Highland Museum Park
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Yabakei
Yabakei
Tadewara Wetlands ©
Tadewara Wetlands
Rakanji Temple ©
Rakanji Temple

3
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin Park. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphin Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sekino Onotaki Potholes. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Kagoshima City Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip website.

You can drive from Minamioguni-machi to Kagoshima in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin Park, Sekino Onotaki Potholes
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Kagoshima City Aquarium ©
Kagoshima City Aquarium
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

8
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Fukutsukan. Kids will enjoy Nirai Beach and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Tokashiku Beach), Geruma Bridge (in Zamami-son) and Zakimi Castle Ruins (in Yomitan-son). There's still lots to do: get outside with Bisezaki, take a memorable tour with Tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naha trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kagoshima to Naha in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Naha: highs are around 34°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Itoman, Tokashiki-son, Yomitan-son, Ginowan
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 7:
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Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©
Himeyuri Peace Museum ©
Himeyuri Peace Museum
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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