32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Chitose
— Few hours
3
Obihiro
— 3 nights
4
Chitose
— 1 night
5
Osaka
— Few hours
6
Okayama
— 3 nights
7
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
8
Kyoto
— 6 nights
9
Himeji
— Few hours
10
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
11
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
12
Takayama
— 2 nights
13
Matsumoto
— Few hours
14
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
15
Tokyo
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip website.

Edmonton, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Sapporo is 16 hours. While traveling from Edmonton, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Chitose.

Things to do in Sapporo

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu ©
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu

few
hours
Chitose

Chitose
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Before you visit Chitose, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sapporo to Chitose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Chitose. You'll set off for Obihiro on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Chitose

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

3
nights
Obihiro

Obihiro
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokachigawa Onsen. On your second day here, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Tokachigawa Onsen, explore the world behind art at Hokkaido Obihiro Museum Of Art, admire the striking features of Old Kawahara Residence, examine the collection at Tokachi Agricultural Machinery Museum, then examine the collection at Obihiro Centennial City Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Horse Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Obihiro road trip planner.

Getting from Chitose to Obihiro by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chitose in May, Obihiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Chitose.

Things to do in Obihiro

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

1
night
Chitose

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then make a trip to Hokkaido Ramen Dojo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Snow Miku Sky Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chitose road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Obihiro to Chitose in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Obihiro in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Chitose, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Chitose

Nature · Spas · Baths · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts

few
hours
Osaka

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.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Chitose to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chitose in May; daily highs in Osaka reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Okayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

3
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Okayama Kinshu Kaikan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi, examine the collection at Bizen Osafune Token Village, then take a peaceful walk through Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, and finally visit Asahikawa no Hotori.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Okayama itinerary site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Okayama

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Orient Museum ©
Okayama Orient Museum
Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan) ©
Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art ©
Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art

2
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©

Gateway to Shikoku

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiramine Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin, take an in-depth tour of Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum, then admire the striking features of Kyu Zentsujikaikosya, and finally stop by Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu tour planning tool.

You can take a train from Okayama to Takamatsu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Takamatsu can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Shiramine Shrine ©
Shiramine Shrine
Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin ©
Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin

6
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.
Head to Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura and Matsunoshitayafor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum and Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kongorin-ji Temple (in Aisho-cho), Higashiomi (Hyakusai-ji Temple & Eigenji Temple) and Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple (in Kyotanabe). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Chishaku-in, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning tool.

Getting from Takamatsu to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan ©
Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan
Unryuin ©
Unryuin
Kongorin-ji Temple ©
Kongorin-ji Temple

few
hours
Himeji

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.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Himeji

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

3
nights
Hiroshima

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get outside with Paddle Park, then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyama Shrine. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Former Naval Academy, get outside with Tobishima Kaido, kick back and relax at Bay Side Beach Saka, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saijotsuru Brewery, then take a stroll through Saijo, and finally don't miss a visit to Saijohommachi History Square.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Former Naval Academy ©
Former Naval Academy
Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum ©
Miyama Shrine ©
Miyama Shrine

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Let the collections at Motorcar Museum of Japan and Kanazawa Noh Museum capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mikuni Sunset Beach and Hamaji Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Nanto (Ainokura Kaiyu Hodo & Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple), Toyama (Ecchu Yatsuo Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion & Yatsuo no Machinami) and Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice (in Kaga). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, look for gifts at Sakuda Honten, take a stroll around Shiinoki Cultural Complex Ishikawa Prefecture, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudosonkorin Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in May, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Motorcar Museum of Japan ©
Motorcar Museum of Japan
Kanazawa Noh Museum ©
Kanazawa Noh Museum

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Takayama road trip planner.

Take a bus from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

few
hours
Matsumoto

Matsumoto
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Doshin Koji and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip builder website.

Getting from Takayama to Matsumoto by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. May in Matsumoto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Madame Tussauds Tokyo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza Itoya Hontren and TOKYO Samurai Kembu. Change things up with a short trip to Soji-ji Temple in Yokohama (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, explore the galleries of Fukagawa Edo Museum, see the interesting displays at Katsushika Shibamata Torasan Memorial Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planning site.

Traveling by train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
TOKYO Samurai Kembu ©
TOKYO Samurai Kembu

Similar plans

34 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA February, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, teens Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CROATIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BAHAMAS June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, romantic Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Japan & South Korea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans