37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
2
Tokyo
— 7 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Himeji
— 4 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
7
Ishigaki
— 5 nights

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe & Jigokudani), Showashinzan (in Sobetsu-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sapporo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in June, expect Sapporo to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Showashinzan, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

7
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sapporo in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
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 Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Hakusan, Gongenmori Beach
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka) and Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Kobe (Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, &more), Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and experience rural life at Nanaku Strawberry Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Himeji itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Okayama, Kurashiki, Matsue Swimming Beach, Mt. Takamikura
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima holiday builder website.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

5
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.
Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and walk around Kabira Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki route planning website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in July, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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