34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Toyota
— 2 nights
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Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 3 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights

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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Daikaku-ji and Ishiyamadera Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Daibutsuden and Kotoin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Joruri Temple (in Kizugawa), Genkyuen Garden (in Hikone) and Nara (Akishinodera Temple & Hokkeji Temple). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Yasakanoto and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jingoji Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Kyoto at 33°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Toyota.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Religious Site
Daihikaku Senkoji Temple
4.6
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Religious Site
Jojakkoji Temple
4.6
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Religious Site
Ishiyamadera Temple
4.3

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Toyota

Toyota ©
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musubinoike and Sumiyoshi Lighthouse At Okuno Hosomichi as well as Toyota Kaikan Museum. On the 6th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Musubinoike and Sumiyoshi Lighthouse At Okuno Hosomichi, make a trip to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oagata Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koromo Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Toyota Kaikan Museum. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Toyota City Traffic Safety Learning Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kojakuji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Chuma Kaido, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asuke Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akabara Matsudairachō.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Toyota road trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Toyota by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Toyota sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Toyota

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Religious Site
Oagata Shrine
4.1
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Specialty Museum
Toyota Kaikan Museum
4.3

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Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichinomiya Sengen Shrine, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, and then make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saion-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokueizan Myohoji Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ando Residence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoju-in Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Narusawa-mura journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Toyota to Narusawa-mura takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Toyota in September: highs in Narusawa-mura hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Shiraito Falls
3.7

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Osakacho Waterfalls and Sukyo Mahikari. Get some cultural insight at Hikaru Museum and Shirakabe Dozogai. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Shokawa-Zakura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soyuji Temple, pick up some new knowledge with Daiou-ji Temple, and examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Narusawa-mura to Takayama takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Narusawa-mura in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Takayama, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Historic Walking Area
Shirakabe Dozogai
4.2
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Specialty Museum
Hikaru Museum
4.2

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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 Ikeyama Springs and Aratate Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Kaguraden and Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, contemplate the long history of Kushifuru Shrine, make a trip to Akimoto Shrine, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tatsugaiwa Water Fall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho day trip app.

Getting from Takayama to Takachiho-cho by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Must see
Ikeyama Springs
4.9
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Must see
Kaguraden
4.3
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Religious Site
Aratate Shrine
4.1

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Isso Beach and Tachudake. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine, and get outside with Tashiro Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho road trip site.

You can do a combination of car, train, and ferry from Takachiho-cho to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Beach
Isso Beach
4.5
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Mountain
Tachudake
4.7

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Nakadomari Ruins and Urasoe Castle Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Sun Marina Beach and Kariyushi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Kadena-cho (Kayaking & Canoeing & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Tiger Beach, get outside with Diamond Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tobera Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. September in Onna-son sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Must see
Sun Marina Beach
4.3

3
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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wasurenaishi and Residence of Niimori. Escape the urban bustle at Funauki Village and Kura Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima visit planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Must see
Funauki Village
4.9
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Waterfall
Mizuochi Falls
4.5

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Island Countryside Settlement and Tojinbaka. Get in touch with nature at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble and Nosoko Mape. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Nakamoto Beach (in Kuro-shima) and Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach, Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, &more).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Historic Walking Area
Island Countryside Settlement
4.7

5
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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Miyako Shrine. Popular historic sites such as Ninto zeiseki and Harimizu Utaki are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Yamatoga, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, and get outside with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Miyakojima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Must see
Yabiji
4.8

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