26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
4
Kamakura
— 3 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
7
Osaka
— 3 nights
8
Himeji
— 1 night
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

3
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, identify plant and animal life at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Ishigaki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ishigaki is 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

1
night
Motobu-cho

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 25th (Thu): stroll around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and then meet the residents at Okichan Theater.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. In June in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

4
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, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Motobu-cho - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kamakura is known for historic sites, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakuonji Temple, head off the coast to Enoshima Island, and make a trip to Kōtoku-in.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kamakura road trip app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Enoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Suganuma Gassho Community (in Nanto) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa route planning site.

You can take a train from Kamakura to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kamakura in July: highs in Kanazawa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Suganuma Gassho Community
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and stop by Gion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Osaka

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 Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nara Park). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Himeji visit planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Osaka in July, you will find days in Himeji are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
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: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip planning site.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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