34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Onna-son
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Asakusa Shrine and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Visit Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kencho-ji Temple for their historical value. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Terugasaki Beach (in Oiso-machi), Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi) and Oya Stone Museum (in Utsunomiya). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hozomon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu).

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Bucharest, Romania to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Pola Museum of Art, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Terugasaki Beach, Oya History Museum
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

3
nights
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.
Visiting Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko Peninsula will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shiretoko Museum and Raiun Shrine. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get outside with Road to Heaven.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August, Shari-cho is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, look for gifts at Sakuda Honten, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally head outdoors with Gongenmori Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Kanazawa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Shari-cho in August, expect Kanazawa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Kanazawa Noh Museum ©
Kanazawa Noh Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nanzen-ji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotonbori (in Osaka), Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation website .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori, Ise Shrine Geku, Horyu-ji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin
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Toji ©
Toji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Schmoe House, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then head outdoors with Mikasahama Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, then examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
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.
The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and Yaku Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nagata Inakahama and Isso Beach. There's lots more to do: hike along Yakusugi Land, take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mocchomudake.

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

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Sun Marina Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Tiger Beach. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Blue Cave, head outdoors with Manza Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kariyushi Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Manza Dream Hole.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Onna-son trip planner .

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. August in Onna-son sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Kariyushi Beach ©
Kariyushi Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Wasurenaishi. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, stroll through Funauki Village, kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Port, and finally admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Shirahama Port ©
Shirahama Port

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Get in touch with nature at Nakamoto Beach and Kubazaki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ishigaki: Kohama-jima (Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi & Hairumubushi Beach). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, kick back and relax at Maezato Beach, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Island Countryside Settlement, Nakamoto Beach
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Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Miyako Shrine and Tomori no Amai. Get outdoors at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, examine the collection at Sabaoki Park Observatory Facility, admire the masterpieces at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa, and get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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