34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Naha
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Himeji
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
6
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New Delhi, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Ishigaki, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach

4
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son), Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki) and Furuzamami Beach (in Zamami-son). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, take a stroll through Yachimun Street, and examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Naha trip planning website .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Naha are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nanjo, Nirai Beach, Haebaru Town Museum, Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, Aharen Beach
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Matsuyama (Thermal Spas & Matsuyama Castle). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Naha to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Naha in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Hiroshima, with highs around 11°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Thermal Spas
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Chuo), Kobe (Kawasaki Good Times World, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, & more) and Kirin Beer Kobe Factory (in Kita). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, and contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip app .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kobe
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in February, you will find days in Nagoya are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chubu Park, Nabana no Sato
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery ©
Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Takayama (Sanmachi Suji & Takayama Jinya) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planning app .

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nagoya in March since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Shishiku Park
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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.
Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 11:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Ginza ©
Ginza

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