24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Train
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
7
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train to Tokyo Narita, Fly to Mexico City

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4
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at ARONA SPA, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo is 15 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 2°C, while days are colder, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

3
nights
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, walk around Banna Park, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki route maker app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 5 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Ishigaki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Kabira Bay ©
Water Body
Kabira Bay
4.4
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Observation Deck
Tamatorizaki Observatory
4.4

2
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Motobu-cho

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then make a trip to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): stop by Farmer's Market Haisai! Yanbaru Market, get outside with Mt. Yaedake, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, then take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Ishigaki in February, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
World heritage site
Nakijin Castle Ruins
4.2
Kouri Ohashi ©
Bridge
Kouri Ohashi
4.5

2
nights
Naha

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.
On the 13th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, then stop by Fukurasha, then don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and finally make a trip to Makishi Public Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Gangala, steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangui, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Clara Church, and finally pick up some new kitchen skills with Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naha online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Motobu-cho in February, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Tours · Classes · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Shurijo Castle ©
Castle
Shurijo Castle
4.1
Kokusaidori ©
Landmark
Kokusaidori
3.1
Sefa-Utaki ©
Historic Site
Sefa-Utaki
4.2

1
night
Nagasaki

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, stroll through Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Naha in February, you will find days in Nagasaki are little chillier (12°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Glover Garden ©
Garden
Glover Garden
4.1

2
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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.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

3
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Osaka

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5

4
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

Find out how to plan Kyoto trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

1
night
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Omicho Market, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online travel route planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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