34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Shari-cho
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
6
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
7
Goto
— 3 nights
8
Nakijin-son
— 2 nights
9
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
10
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
11
Ishigaki
— 3 nights

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Jeunesse Akihabara, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kathmandu to Tokyo, you'll lose 3.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Tokyo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shari-cho trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Shari-cho by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect Shari-cho to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Shari-cho to Kyoto in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Shari-cho in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima and Shukkei-en Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima ©
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

3
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taikoiwa and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump and admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

2
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daikanbo and Takachiho Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takachiho-cho: Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura), Kusasenrigahama (in Aso) and Mt. Okue (in Nobeoka). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces.

Plan my day in Takachiho-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goto.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Shirakawa Springs, Mt. Okue
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

3
nights
Goto

Goto ©
Explore hidden gems such as Osezaki Dangai and Takahama Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goto online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Goto takes 6 hours. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goto, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Tontomari Beach ©
Tontomari Beach
Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach
Hisakajima ©
Hisakajima

2
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Okichan Theater. Step out of Nakijin-son with an excursion to Blue Cave in Onna-son--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nakijin-son trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goto to Nakijin-son. Traveling from Goto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nakijin-son, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Onna-son
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aragusuku Beach and Yabiji. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy breathtaking views from Ryugujo Observatory, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nakijin-son to Miyakojima takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pinaisara Falls. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima by ferry takes about 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yonehara Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki journey builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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