34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Yakushima
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
8
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry
9
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly

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6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau. Explore hidden gems such as Oya History Museum and Nezu Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kencho-ji Temple, &more), Terugasaki Beach (in Oiso-machi) and Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Ueno District, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in August, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Nezu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
Kencho-ji Temple
Historic Site
Kencho-ji Temple
4.5

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shiretoko Museum and Raiun Shrine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiretoko Goko Lake and Shiretoko Peninsula. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, explore the striking landscape at Oronko Rock, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Shari-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shari-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in August, with highs in Shari-cho at 26°C and lows at 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
World heritage site
Shiretoko Peninsula
4.5

1
night
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, examine the collection 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa journey planner.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Kanazawa in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Kanazawa is a bit warmer than Shari-cho - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
4.5
Kanazawa Noh Museum ©
Art Museum
Kanazawa Noh Museum
4.1

5
nights
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Toji and Shimogamo Jinja. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Toji ©
Must see
Toji
4.5

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Schmoe House, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then head outdoors with Mikasahama Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, then examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hiroshima using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
Must see
JMSDF Kure Museum
4.5
Senjokaku ©
Religious Site
Senjokaku
4.1
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7

2
nights
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 get in some beach time at Nagata Inakahama and Isso Beach. Get in touch with nature at Yakusugi Land and The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mocchomudake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho online holiday planner.

You can 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 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Yakusugi Land ©
Must see
Yakusugi Land
4.6
Nagata Inakahama
Must see
Nagata Inakahama
4.1
Isso Beach ©
Beach
Isso Beach
4.5

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sun Marina Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manza Beach and Fuchaku Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, and get outside with Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Onna-son trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. 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 · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your trip
Manza Beach ©
Beach
Manza Beach
4.1
Sun Marina Beach ©
Must see
Sun Marina Beach
4.3

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then steep yourself in history at Wasurenaishi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, then kick back and relax at Todomari Beach, then kick back and relax at Shirahama Port, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Onna-son to Iriomote-jima in 7 hours. September in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Funauki Village ©
Wildlife Area
Funauki Village
4.9

3
nights
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.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Kubazaki Beach. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Nakamoto Beach (in Kuro-shima) and Hairumubushi Beach (in Kohama-jima). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, enjoy the sand and surf at Maezato Beach, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Must see
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Historic Walking Area
Island Countryside Settlement
4.7

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore and learn at Yukishio Museum and Sabaoki Park Observatory Facility. Get some historical perspective at Miyako Shrine and Tomori no Amai. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Sunayama Beach ©
Must see
Sunayama Beach
4.1
Yabiji
Must see
Yabiji
4.8

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