25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
— 3 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Drive to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Nakafurano-cho

— 3 nights
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakafurano-cho: Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho), Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Susoaidaira) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, experience rural life at Saika no sato, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nakafurano-cho trip itinerary tool.

Toronto, Canada to Nakafurano-cho is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Nakafurano-cho, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Nakafurano-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more) and Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nakafurano-cho to Kanazawa. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nakafurano-cho in July, with highs in Kanazawa at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Kuchu Teien Observatory (in Osaka). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

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 15th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ishigaki

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, about 1h 55 min away. Spend 17th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and get outside with Mt.Omotodake.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Hiroshima in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ishigaki, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 5 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.
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, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning tool.

Fly from Ishigaki to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, Tokyo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.