31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
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Towada
— 2 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 outdoors at Kamakura Hiking Trails and Hojo Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine and Kyu Iwasakitei Teien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori (in Katori), Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama (in Saitama) and Ibaraki Nature Museum (in Bando). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing, and get to know the fascinating history of Gempeigawa River.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tokyo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Juan to Tokyo. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

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Historic Site
Hozomon
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Historic Walking Area
Gempeigawa River
4.7

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mimurotoji Temple and Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). Museum-lovers will appreciate Little World and Lake Biwa Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Mt. Ibuki (in Maibara), Genkyuen Garden (in Hikone) and Yamazaki River (in Nagoya). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple, examine the collection at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, and contemplate the long history of Yasakanoto.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Must see
Mimurotoji Temple
4.1
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Religious Site
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
4.7
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Jojakkoji Temple
4.6

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koyasan Reihokan Museum and Asuka-dera Temple. Get in touch with nature at Amore Beach and Sakuya Konohanakan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Naramachi Koshino Ie, Yoshikien, &more), Nishinomiya (Nishinomiya Shrine & KidZania Koshien) and Katsuo-ji Temple (in Mino). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, have a few drinks at PC and Retro Bar Space Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanzan Shrine, and take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka planning tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Religious Site
Tanzan Shrine
4.3
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Religious Site
Asuka-dera Temple
4.4

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miyakojima City Museum and Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse. Popular historic sites such as Ikemashima Lighthouse and Ninto zeiseki are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, head outdoors with Sea Sky Hakuai, head off the coast to Ogami Island, and examine the collection at Underground Dam Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder website.

Fly from Osaka to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Must see
Yabiji
4.8

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Kannonzaki Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kubazaki Beach, see the interesting displays at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, kick back and relax at Hairumubushi Beach, then see the sky in a new way at Ishigakijima Observatory, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, and finally head outdoors with Sunset Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki itinerary planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Historic Walking Area
Island Countryside Settlement
4.7

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Utara Tanko and then steep yourself in history at Residence of Niimori. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village, then make a trip to Ruins of Amitory Village, and finally kick back and relax at Shirahama Port.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Must see
Funauki Village
4.9
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Todomari Beach
4.2

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bisezaki and Diamond Beach. Let the collections at Oceanic Culture Museum and Kemmin no Mori Forest Science Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Onna-son: Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest (in Higashi-son), Nago (Busena Beach & Sedake Lighthouse Observation Deck) and Kadena-cho (Kayaking & Canoeing & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, get outside with Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Manza Dream Hole, and steep yourself in history at Urasoe Castle Ruins.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Onna-son road trip website.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

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Bisezaki
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiretoko Peninsula and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Raiun Shrine and Rausu Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Sakura Falls (in Kiyosato-cho), Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples (in Abashiri) and Mt. Mashu (in Teshikaga-cho). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Oronko Rock, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Shari-cho takes 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Onna-son in August: high temperatures in Shari-cho hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Towada.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Must see
Sakura Falls
4.6
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Shiretoko Beach
5.0

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Suiren Pond, get outside with Tsuta Numa, explore the activities along Tsutanonana Swamp, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then snap pictures at Deai-bashi Bridge, and finally explore the activities along Ashura no Nagare. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, admire the sheer force of Sensuji no Taki, contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoi no Taki Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Hakufu no Taki, then admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, and finally examine the collection at Hachinohe City Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Towada trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Shari-cho to Towada in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Towada when traveling from Shari-cho in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Religious Site
Towada Shrine
4.3

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