29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Komatsu Airport, Drive to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly

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Nakafurano-cho

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: Kamikawa-cho (Akadake Ginsendai & Daisetsuzan), Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Shikisai no Oka, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, make a trip to Panorama Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, and stroll around Hinode Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakafurano-cho online trip builder.

Aberdeen, UK to Nakafurano-cho is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. In July, Nakafurano-cho is a bit warmer than Aberdeen - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Farm Tomita ©
Garden
Farm Tomita
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Daisetsuzan ©
Mountain
Daisetsuzan
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Kurodake
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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Wada House, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Omicho Market, and examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa visit app.

Explore your travel options from Nakafurano-cho to Kanazawa with the Route module. Traveling from Nakafurano-cho in July, expect Kanazawa to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Side Trips

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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Kinkaku-ji ©
Must see
Kinkaku-ji
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe), Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, visit Dotombori District, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Osaka Castle
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Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Motobu-cho (Bisezaki & Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son) and Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, stop by Fukurasha, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naha trip app.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Naha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July in Naha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Shurijo Castle ©
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Shurijo Castle
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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.
Spend 24th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ishigaki vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Kabira Bay ©
Water Body
Kabira Bay
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Spas
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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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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