29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
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Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at teamLab☆Planets and Pola Museum of Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Mori Art Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History (in Odawara), Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki) and Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Must see
teamLab☆Planets
4.5
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Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
Historic Site
Kencho-ji Temple
4.5

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Godzilla Rock. Popular historic sites such as Old Sulfur Mining Site and Raiun Shrine are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Kiyosato-cho (Ippon no Michi & Shiretoko Tourist). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Road to Heaven, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Falls, and look for gifts at Shari Kobo Shiretokoya.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shari-cho road trip planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, things will get little chillier in Shari-cho: highs are around 71°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Scenic Drive
Road to Heaven
4.1
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Waterfall
Oshin Koshin Falls
3.8

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Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Kamui and Shakotan Peninsula. Explore hidden gems such as Shimamu Beach and Sakotandake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shakotan-cho: Refresh Plaza 998 (in Kamoenai-mura) and Yoichi-cho (Koda Rohan Kuhi, Asadaen Farm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Kamui Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, and steep yourself in history at Kamui Misaki Denjidai Trace.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shakotan-cho online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Shari-cho to Shakotan-cho with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shakotan-cho when traveling from Shari-cho in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Shimamu Beach
4.6
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Must see
Cape Kamui
4.6

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daishoin Temple and Peace Flame. Get outdoors at Outdoor Trips and Misen Wild Woods. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Shakotan-cho to Hiroshima with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shakotan-cho in July, with highs in Hiroshima at 87°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Must see
Daishoin Temple
4.6
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Historic Site
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
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Religious Site
Senjokaku
4.1

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Toshodai-ji Temple and Koyasan Reihokan Museum. Appreciate the collections at Kids Plaza Osaka and Nara National Museum. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more), Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Koya-cho (Garan Chumon Saiken Koji Sagyokan, Koyasan Danjo Garan, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and make a trip to Umeda Sky Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Kongobu-ji Temple
4.6

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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.
Kennin-ji Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Kamogawa River and Hero Tour Japan will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto online visit planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Must see
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6

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