29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
6
Onna-son
— 4 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
8
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
9
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pola Museum of Art and Tokyo National Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Edo-Tokyo Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and visit Ginza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hakone-machi
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shari-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Shari-cho hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
Highlights from your plan
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Popular historic sites such as Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Nomura Family Samurai House are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and D. T. Suzuki Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Nanto (Gokayama, Ainokura Gassho Community, &more) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, and admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip maker app.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Kanazawa in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Kanazawa is somewhat warmer than Shari-cho - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Head to Dotombori District and Nishijin Textile Centerfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Ise (Okageza, Oharai-machi, &more) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary builder app.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, thendon't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and finally kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho vacation builder site.

Fly from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

4
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and The Tower of Himeyuri. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Manza Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach & Nakijin Castle Ruins), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okichan Theater, &more) and Naha (Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum & Shurijo Castle). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Katsuren Castle Ruins, stroll through Cape Manzamo, get to know the fascinating history of Zakimi Castle Ruins, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Onna-son route planning website.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Onna-son sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Itoman, Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Naha, Katsuren Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yabiji and Sunayama Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aragusuku Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, and go for a walk through Nishihenna Cape.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. Escape the urban bustle at Yonehara Beach and Nosoko Mape. There's still lots to do: get outside with Kondoi Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Banna Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

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

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