35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 night
Drive
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Ibusuki
— 1 night
Fly
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Naha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train
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Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Niigata Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kamikawa-cho
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— 2 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Monroe Regional Airport

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kimono Rental Asakusa Aiwafuku Shop 2, Street Kart Shinagawa #2 and Tokyo Skytree. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nezu Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ueno District and Hozomon. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and walk around Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

Monroe, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. When traveling from Monroe in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Hakone-machi

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in June, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Ise

— 2 nights
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, steep yourself in history at Aramatsurinomiya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Jingu Chokokan Museum, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, and finally examine the collection at Okageza. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ago no Matsubara Beach, steep yourself in history at Izawanomiya, steep yourself in history at Meotoiwa Front Approach, then make a trip to Hinjitsukan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamato-hime Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazahinominomiya.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ise travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Ise by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakone-machi in June; daily highs in Ise reach 74°F and lows reach 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shodojima 88 Holy Sites Visiting, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saiko-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nakayama Senmaida. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Meiro no Machi, then get engrossed in the history at Marukin Soysouce Memorial, then head outdoors with Olive Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho trip planner.

Getting from Ise to Tonosho-cho by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Ise in June, Tonosho-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Ibusuki

— 1 night
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Onodake, see the interesting displays at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiran Heiwa Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chirancho Gokoku Shrine.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibusuki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tonosho-cho to Ibusuki by car takes about 12 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ibusuki can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Naha

— 2 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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.
Get some historical perspective at Shurijo Castle and Hoshimmon. Get some cultural insight at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Naminoue-gu Shrine. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Zamami-son (Furuzamami Beach, Nishibama Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, head outdoors with Naminoue Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naha online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibusuki to Naha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ibusuki in June, with highs in Naha at 85°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Miyakojima

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima itinerary maker.

Getting from Naha to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. June in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Ishigaki

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Torinji Temple, then see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and finally stop by Miyara River Hirugi Grove.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey builder app.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You've now added Fukuoka City Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Nakasu District, take a stroll through Shintencho Shopping Street, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, then get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine. On the next day, take a stroll through Oyafukodori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashii-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzoin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Fukuoka takes 4 hours. In June, Fukuoka is little chillier than Ishigaki - with highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Hatsukaichi

— 2 nights
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 19th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Itsukushima Battlefield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyama Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Shiraito River, then get engrossed in the history at Miyajima History Folk Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Takinokoji.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hatsukaichi trip builder app.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hatsukaichi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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.
To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker site.

Hiroshima is just a stone's throw from Hatsukaichi. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tofuku-ji Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Takayama

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then contemplate the long history of Kanda house, and finally steep yourself in history at Myozenji Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Takayama planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Takayama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Takayama sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Matsumoto

— 2 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matsumoto Castle and Former Catholic Church Priest House. Matsumoto City Art Museum and Old High School Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hodaka Shrine Okumiya, steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto visit planner.

Drive from Takayama to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Tsuruoka

— 2 nights
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden. Mt. Haguro and Taihinkan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda and Churenji Temple. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Yunohama Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Endo Residence, get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nangakuji Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tsuruoka road trip app.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Tsuruoka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June in Tsuruoka, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Kamikawa-cho

— 2 nights
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daisetsuzan. Explore hidden gems such as Nakadake Onsen and Ginga Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Midori and Sounkyo Gorge. Go for a jaunt from Kamikawa-cho to Higashikawa-cho to see Sugatami no Ike Lake about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum, identify plant and animal life at Sounkyo Momojidani, see human ingenuity at work at Taisetu Dam, and take in the dramatic natural features at Fudo Rock.

Plan my trip to Kamikawa-cho with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Tsuruoka to Kamikawa-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Tsuruoka in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kamikawa-cho, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Shikoku travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Spiritual Island
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing.

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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