31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Iki
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Numazu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Shimoda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ishigaki Yaima Village and Nei Museum of Art. We've included these beaches for you: Yonehara Beach and Fusaki Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stroll through Sunset Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ishigaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Ishigaki. Traveling from Jeddah in July, you will find days in Ishigaki are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Toguchi no Hama.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

3
nights
Iki

Iki
Visit Tatsunoshima Island Beach and Tsutsukihama Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iki trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Iki with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in July, with highs in Iki at 32°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, see the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Iki to Hiroshima takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kashima Kaisuiyokujo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Higashihama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, then stroll through Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Iwami-cho attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho takes 5 hours. In July in Iwami-cho, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Uradome Coast ©
Uradome Coast
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches ©
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches

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.
Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Mizuno Sportology Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Dotonbori & Universal Studios Japan). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Kyo no Takumi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Numazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ita Beach and Toi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Mount Fuji and Gempeigawa River. Explore Numazu's surroundings by going to The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Izu (Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba & Odoi Beach). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Susono Fishing Park.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Numazu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kyoto in August, expect nights in Numazu to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Mount Fuji, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Susono Fishing Park, Gempeigawa River
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Gempeigawa River ©
Gempeigawa River

3
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Otago Beach and Tagosehama Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimoda: Inatori Ukiuki Beach (in Higashiizu-cho) and Nishiizu-cho (Koganezaki Beach & Futo Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tatadohama Beach, examine the collection at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kisami Ohama Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shimoda online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Numazu to Shimoda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Shimoda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shimoda

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nishiizu-cho, Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion, Inatori Ukiuki Beach
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Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Koganezaki Beach ©
Koganezaki Beach

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Moroiso Shores and Nagasawa Beach. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Ginza, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo planner .

Getting from Shimoda to Tokyo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Moroiso Shores, Nagasawa Beach
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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