37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Tokashiki-son
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Tokashiki-son
— 1 night
Drive
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
Fly
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Komatsu Airport, Drive to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tokashiki-son

On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Shingaki Shoten, then kick back and relax at Aharen Beach, then head off the coast to Hanari Island, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Uminchu. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tokashiku Beach, head off the coast to Tokashiki-jima Island, and then head off the coast to Kerama Islands.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokashiki-son trip planning app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokashiki-son is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tokashiki-son. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokashiki-son, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Escape the urban bustle at Sun Marina Beach and Blue Cave. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kemmin no Mori Forest Science Museum and Zakimi Castle Ruins. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, kick back and relax at Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, and head outdoors with Fuchaku Beach.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Onna-son trip maker website.

You can drive from Tokashiki-son to Onna-son in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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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.
Shiretoko Museum and Kita no Alp Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shiretoko Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the striking landscape at Oronko Rock, cruise along Road to Heaven, and take a peaceful walk through Shiretoko 100 Square-Meter Trust Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho trip builder website.

You can fly from Onna-son to Shari-cho in 9 hours. When traveling from Onna-son in September, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Shari-cho: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

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Biei-cho

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Patchwork no Michi and Shirahige Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Shikisai no Oka and Ken & Mary Tree. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, get outside with Parent & Child Tree (Biei-cho), and look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

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Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Kamui Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, then explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake.

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Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Biei-cho in September since evenings lows in Shakotan-cho dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Relax by the water at Gongenmori Beach and Mikawa Beach. Popular historic sites such as Ainokura Gassho Community and Higashichaya Old Town are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community, Gokayama, &more), Komatsu (Minowa Hachiman Shrine, Natadera Temple, &more) and Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice (in Kaga). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirayama Hime Shrine, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and don't miss a visit to Kazuemachi Tea House Street.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakotan-cho to Kanazawa. When traveling from Shakotan-cho in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

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Nachikatsura-cho

The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Taiji Whale Museum, get outside with Kujirahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Katsuura Kyochiho Oroshiuri Ichiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Nachi Primeval Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hiromitsu Ochiai Baseball Hall, head off the coast to Kinomatsushima Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Nachikatsura-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Kanazawa in September, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tenryuji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurama-dera, make a trip to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Pontocho District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Relax by the water at Sunayama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Yabiji and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum, head outdoors with Shigira Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip website.

Fly from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoshisuna Beach and Todomari Beach. Visit Ida no Hama Beach and Shirahama Port for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, get outside with Haemida Beach, identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima takes 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Kuroshima Research Institute and Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Fuki Beach, Nakamoto Beach, &more) and Kohama-jima (Hairumubushi Beach & Kubazaki Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, head outdoors with Maezato Beach, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Japan travel guide

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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.