32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Kamakura
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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, take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip planning site.

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. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

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Motobu-cho

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
On the 5th (Mon), walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, then get outside with Bisezaki, and finally get outside with Akabaka Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kouri Ocean Tower, and finally head off the coast to Kouri Island.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho road trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

3
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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima visit planning tool.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

4
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Osaka

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: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, laugh and play at SpaWorld, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Himeji in July: highs in Osaka hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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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: Suganuma Gassho Community (in Nanto) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

Plan my day in Kanazawa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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Kamakura

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamakura: Rokusho Shrine (in Oiso-machi) and Izumo Shrine Sagamibunshi (in Hadano). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, head off the coast to Enoshima Island, and take some stellar pictures from Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kamakura planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kamakura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in July, you will find days in Kamakura are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

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.