28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hitachi
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gotemba
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Drive
8
Okinawa City
— 6 nights
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum and National Museum of Western Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asakusa Shrine and Waho-An NATURE Tokyo. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Nezu Shrine, stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yushima Tenmangu.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online attractions planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hitachi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Hitachi — 1 night

Hitachi is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumi Shrine, then kick back and relax at Ose Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Odaira Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hitachi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hitachi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hitachi, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Hakone-machi — 1 night

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, then get outside with Hakone Stone‐paved Road, and then explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Hitachi to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hitachi in June: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gotemba.
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Gotemba — 2 nights

Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuji Asama Shrine, play a few rounds at Fuji Oyama Golf Club, and then steep yourself in history at Higashiyama Kyukishitei.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Gotemba holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Gotemba in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Higashi Hongan-ji Temple and Gio-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, hike along Mt. Takao, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning site.

You can fly from Gotemba to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gotemba in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.
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Osaka — 1 night

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namba Yasaka Shrine, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka route builder website.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Hiroshima — 1 night

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally wander the streets of Kamiyacho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Okinawa City.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Okinawa City — 6 nights

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Explore hidden gems such as Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Okuma Beach. Get outdoors at Hiji Waterfall and Japanguide Junko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okinawa City: Shirumichu (in Uruma), Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground (in Ikei-jima) and Urasoe Castle Ruins (in Urasoe). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bisezaki, examine the collection at Oceanic Culture Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Sunabe No.1, and admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Okinawa City travel route planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Okinawa City by car takes about 32.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

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.
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