29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, push the limits with Street Kart Shibuya, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

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Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, indulge your taste buds at IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, and admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Neighborhood
Arashiyama
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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 Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

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Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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Nagasaki

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, then ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then stop by Ishimaru Bunkoudou, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Glover Garden
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Naha

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, learn the tricks of the trade with Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum, and don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naha road trip tool.

Fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in January; daily highs in Naha reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

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Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Classes

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Castle
Shurijo Castle
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Kouri Ohashi
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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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, walk around Banna Park, examine the collection at MInsah Kogei Museum, and make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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