35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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35 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tashkent
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Himeji
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Hakui
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
7
Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
8
Iriomote-jima
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Nanjo
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Tashkent

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.
Ginza and Tokyo National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Asakusa or Minato Mirai 21. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka), Kamakura (Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) & Hase-dera Temple) and Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens & Yokohama Chinatown). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary app .

Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Tashkent to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

3
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.
Visit Isso Beach and Nagata Inakahama for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Yakushima Lighthouse (Nagata Lighthouse), admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Miyanouradake.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. June in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Miyajima. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Castle. Go for a jaunt from Hiroshima to Kure to see Katsuragahama Beach about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Katsuragahama Beach
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Otemae Street, admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Kobe Harborland, then wander the streets of Chinatown (Nankinmachi), and then take a stroll around Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji visit planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kobe
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Chinatown (Nankinmachi) ©
Chinatown (Nankinmachi)
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

7
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.
Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Castle & Museum of Oriental Ceramics) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakui.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Hakui

Hakui ©
Hakui is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hakui trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakui takes 4 hours. July in Hakui sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho.

Things to do in Hakui

Beaches Parks Scenic Drive
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn and then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho tour itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Hakui to Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho when traveling from Hakui in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

4
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll get in some beach time at Yonehara Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Explore Taketomicho Iriomote-jima's surroundings by going to Ishigaki (Kabira Bay, Euglena Mall, & more). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taketomicho Iriomote-jima tour itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho to Taketomicho Iriomote-jima. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ishigaki
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Fusaki Beach ©
Fusaki Beach
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

6
nights
Nanjo

Nanjo ©
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shurijo Castle and Sefa-Utaki. Visit Aharen Beach and Nirai Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Nanjo side-trips: Furuzamami Beach (in Zamami-son), Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market, Manza Beach, & more) and Sunset Beach (in Chatan-cho). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tropical Beach, kick back and relax at Hyakuna Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nanjo trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Taketomicho Iriomote-jima to Nanjo takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nanjo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Itoman, Sunset Beach, Shurijo Castle, Tropical Beach
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

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