31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Kashima
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Yokohama
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Oita
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Kobe
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Shizuoka
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Saitama
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
8
Niigata
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Rifu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Medellin

1
night
Kashima

Kashima ©
Kashima is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chosho-ji Temple and then indulge your taste buds at Sun Green Asahi. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Jingu, enjoy breathtaking views from Narita International Airport Terminal 1, thenstroll around Sakura no yama Park, and finally stroll around Friendly Park Shimofusa.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kashima trip planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Kashima is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Medellin in June, expect nights in Kashima to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kashima

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Narita, Chosho-ji Temple, Sun Green Asahi
Highlights from your plan
Sakura no yama Park ©
Sakura no yama Park
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 ©
Narita International Airport Terminal 1

4
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yokohama: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, and steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yokohama trip tool.

Drive from Kashima to Yokohama in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Oita.

Things to do in Yokohama

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

2
nights
Oita

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
On the 8th (Mon), walk around Hiyoshihara Ryokuchi Undo Park, thenadmire the striking features of Inabake Shimoyashiki, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Nioza Rekishi no Michi, and finally admire the natural beauty at Yoshino Baien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tetsudo Shrine, and finally walk around Peace Citizen Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oita journey site.

Traveling by flight from Yokohama to Oita takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Oita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Usuki
Highlights from your plan
Yoshino Baien ©
Yoshino Baien
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
Tetsudo Shrine ©
Tetsudo Shrine

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Osaka online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Oita to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oita in June, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kobe: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Takeda Teramachi Street (in Asago). There's lots more to do: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, make a trip to Nunohiki River Valley, find something for the whole family at Rokkosan Field Athletic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudoji Temple.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kobe trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kobe, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Kunimi no Mori Park, Takeda Teramachi Street
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

3
nights
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Step out of Shizuoka with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Fuji--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, get to know the resident critters at Nihondaira Zoo, and get outside with Mt. Mano.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shizuoka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kobe to Shizuoka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Shizuoka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Saitama.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Nihondaira Zoo ©
Nihondaira Zoo

1
night
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, thenstroll around Shimin no Mori, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Risu no Ie, and finally don't miss a visit to Jionji Temple Genju Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saitama, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Shizuoka to Saitama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Shizuoka, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saitama, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Niigata.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Risu no Ie ©
Risu no Ie
Japan Mint Saitama Museum ©
Japan Mint Saitama Museum
Jionji Temple Genju Tower ©
Jionji Temple Genju Tower

3
nights
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niigata: Shibata (Ijimino Park & Akatani Cycling Road). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence, contemplate the waterfront views at Fukushima-gata, and get engrossed in the history at Northern Culture Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Niigata trip planner.

Traveling by train from Saitama to Niigata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Saitama in June, expect nights in Niigata to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rifu-cho.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Shibata
Highlights from your plan
Hakusan Park ©
Hakusan Park
Northern Culture Museum ©
Northern Culture Museum
Ijimino Park ©
Ijimino Park

2
nights
Rifu-cho

Rifu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, thenget engrossed in the history at Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiogama Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to JR East Nihon Shinkansen Sogo Sharyo Center, explore the striking landscape at Umanose, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Odakamori Observatory, thencontemplate the long history of Old Nobiru Station, and finally appreciate the views at Ogi Valley.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rifu-cho trip site.

Getting from Niigata to Rifu-cho by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Rifu-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Higashimatsushima, Shiogama Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Matsushima Bay ©
Matsushima Bay
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Zuiganji ©
Zuiganji

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rifu-cho to Sapporo. In June, Sapporo is little chillier than Rifu-cho - with highs of 20°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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