32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Naha
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  7​h 30​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 8 nights
train:  3​h
5
Tokyo
— 11 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Chicago

4
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.
You've now added Fukushu-en Garden to your itinerary.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naha route planner.

Chicago, USA to Naha is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Naha is 15 hours. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get a bit warmer in Naha: highs are around 79°F and lows about 72°F. You'll set off for Ishigaki on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Naha

Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Fukushu-en Garden ©
Fukushu-en Garden

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.
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

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've added Okonomimura, Mitaki Temple, Shukkei-en Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online visit planner .

Getting from Ishigaki to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in May, with highs in Hiroshima at 75°F and lows at 60°F. You will leave for Kyoto on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

8
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 Hozugawa River Boat Ride, Sagano Romantic Train, Shinkyogoku Shopping District, and other attractions you added.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You will leave for Tokyo on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nara, Hozugawa River Boat Ride
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 4:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

11
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.
You've added Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, Ueno Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Akihabara, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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