31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
4
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Yoron-cho
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Yoron-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to New Ishigaki Airport
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly

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4
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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.
Visiting Yokohama Nature Sanctuary and Kimono Me will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Asakusa and Yokohama Chinatown. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions app.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Takeshita Street ©
Neighborhood
Takeshita Street
3.2
Senso-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
Imperial Palace ©
Government Building
Imperial Palace
3.6

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. You'll get in some beach time at Shirahama Beach and Tatadohama Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Ogiso Shoten Honten (in Shimoda). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planning site.

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount Fuji ©
World heritage site
Mount Fuji
4.5

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en), Nara Park (in Nara) and Asahiyaki (in Uji). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, look for gifts at Kyo no Takumi, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Nara Park ©
Must see
Nara Park
4.5

2
nights
Hatsukaichi

The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Misen Wild Woods. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and finally head outdoors with Paddle Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi travel route builder tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hatsukaichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Miyajima
Must see
Miyajima
4.8
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
Daishoin Temple ©
Religious Site
Daishoin Temple
4.6

1
night
Yoron-cho

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Okaneku Coast, then head outdoors with Yurigahama, then kick back and relax at Fubama, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Udonosu Beach, then kick back and relax at Terasaki Beach, and then get outside with Akasaki Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yoron-cho trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Hatsukaichi to Yoron-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Hatsukaichi in November, expect Yoron-cho to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Yurigahama ©
Beach
Yurigahama
4.7

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Akabaka Beach. Relax by the water at Okuma Beach and Manza Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Nago (Koki Beach, Nago citizen Beach, &more), Motobu-cho (Minna Beach & Anchihama) and Yonamine Nagahama Beach (in Nakijin-son). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nirai Beach, head outdoors with Toguchi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Manzamo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Onna-son planning site.

Traveling by car from Yoron-cho to Onna-son takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yoron-cho in December, Onna-son is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
Cape Manzamo ©
Geologic Formation
Cape Manzamo
3.8
Nirai Beach ©
Beach
Nirai Beach
4.4

3
nights
Zamami-son

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Visiting Furuzamami Beach and Hizushi Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Gahijima Sand Dune and Aka Beach. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Nishibama Beach, kick back and relax at Ama Beach, head off the coast to Gahi Island, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zamami-son trip planner.

Traveling by car from Onna-son to Zamami-son takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Zamami-son, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Nishibama Beach
Beach
Nishibama Beach
4.8

4
nights
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.
Head to Inafuku Shuhan Honten and Nei Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Yonehara Beach and Kabira Bay. Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Kubazaki Beach in Kohama-jima--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, head outdoors with Akashi Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki tour itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. In December, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5
©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
5.0

3
nights
Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Toguchi no Hama, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. December in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

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