32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip maker

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
— 4 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
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: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, get outside with Mt.Omotodake, look for gifts at Pinion Direct Shop, and kick back and relax at Akashi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in July since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima journey builder app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Hiroshima, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Osaka

— 5 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi), Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Ishitera Tea Plantation (in Wazuka-cho) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Gion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more) and Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, and explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa day trip planning site.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Nakafurano-cho

— 4 nights
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakafurano-cho: Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka & Shirogane Blue Pond), Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Akadake Ginsendai). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, relax in the rural setting at Saika no sato, take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, and stroll around Hinode Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nakafurano-cho sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanazawa to Nakafurano-cho. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, expect Nakafurano-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 20°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.