31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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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: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and take in the awesome beauty at Nosoko Mape.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Ishigaki. In July, Ishigaki is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Cave) and Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, let your taste buds guide you at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naha online travel route planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Naha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naha in July since evenings lows in Hiroshima dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

5
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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: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and visit Gion.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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: Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanazawa fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

2
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Kamakura

Kamakura ©

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, and finally get great views at Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joukoumyouji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokeiji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then look for gifts at Samuraikibun Kamakura, and finally step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kamakura road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kamakura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kanazawa in July: highs in Kamakura hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo holiday planner.

Getting from Kamakura to Tokyo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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