33 days in Japan Itinerary

33 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
5
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
7
Tokyo
— 7 nights

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Odori Park and Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho), Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sapporo is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Sapporo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Sapporo in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more) and Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Attractions like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, engage your brain at Hiroshima Children's Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
nights
Motobu-cho

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.
Bring the kids along to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Okichan Theater. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Nago (Busena Marine Park & Kise Beach) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, kick back and relax at Nago citizen Beach, and get outside with Minna Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nago, Nakijin-son
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island
Minna Beach ©
Minna Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Kabira Bay and Cape Hirakubozaki. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape, and get outside with Yonehara Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kondoi Beach, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Urayasu Comprehensive Park in Urayasu, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tokyo Sea Life Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tokyo, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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