28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
7
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
8
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
9
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
10
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chidorigafuchi and Zojo-ji Temple. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Tokyo Walking Tours, take a stroll through Odaiba District, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Tokyo is 12 hours. Traveling from Porto Alegre in March, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sannenzaka Ninenzaka and Tofuku-ji Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine.

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

You can drive from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Nachikatsura-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Osaka, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

3
nights
Hiroshima

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shukkei-en Garden and Senjokaku. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Daishoin Temple). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, don't miss a visit to Peace Flame, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, then don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, and finally see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Yakusugi Land.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, Yakushima-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, stroll through Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, make a trip to Kouri Ohashi, and then go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Irabu Ohashi and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape, and kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip planning site.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. In April in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Ongazaki ©
Cape Ongazaki

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

Similar plans

29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans