31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Osaka Itami
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 5 nights
Train to Osaka Kansai, Fly to Okinawa
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Onna-son
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing, get in on the family fun at Gundam Front Tokyo, stop by Kiddy Land Harajuku, pause for some serene contemplation at Himonya Catholic Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, and finally walk around Kinuta Park. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, then enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top, then take in nature's colorful creations at Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens, and finally relax and rejuvenate at ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage - Tokyo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Spas · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Kutchan-cho

— 3 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore hidden gems such as Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort and Niseko Outdoor Center. Escape the urban bustle at Asahigaoka Ski Areas and Niseko Annupuri. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with White Isle Niseko, explore the ancient world of Soga Hokuei Stone Circle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Boot Solutions Niseko.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tokyo to Kutchan-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Kutchan-cho: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Yasakanoto. Step off the beaten path and head to Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and Kyoto Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Honen-in, get to know the fascinating history of Nenenokomichi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), and admire the landmark architecture of Chishaku-in.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kutchan-cho to Kyoto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in March, expect nights in Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, around 5°C, while days are much hotter, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nachikatsura-cho

— 5 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kumano Hayatama Taisha Oshimboku Nagi and Kushima-Suzushima. Escape the urban bustle at mtk Sports Man Club - One day diving tour and Umikongo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nachikatsura-cho: Shingu (Sato Haruo Memoria Museum & Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community), Ichimai-iwa (in Kozagawa-cho) and Kushimoto-cho (Cenotaph of Turkish Warship Distress & Momijiya Honpo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudarakusanji Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at Yumekodo Owase, enjoy the sand and surf at Shichiri Mihama Beach, and trek along Yakiyama Pass.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho online itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nachikatsura-cho, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son

— 4 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kume Shiseibyo and Urasoe Castle Ruins. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kemmin no Mori Forest Science Museum and Minatogawa Stateside Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Nago (Japanguide Junko & Busena Beach), Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center (in Tomigusuku) and Naha (Shurikinjocho Oakagi Tree, Umichurara, &more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Nakadomari Ruins, tee off at PGM Golf Resort Okinawa, and see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nachikatsura-cho to Onna-son in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March; daily highs in Onna-son reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Miyakojima

— 5 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Satan's Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Uibya Mountain Site. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, contemplate the long history of Kurohama Mitake, make a trip to Yamatoga, and see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Onna-son in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miyakojima, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Tokyo

— 5 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Sumida River. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hozomon and Kitanomaru Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kishamichi Promenade (in Yokohama), Memorial Warships Mikasa (in Yokosuka) and Nipponmaru Memorial Park (in Minatomirai). See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Shrine, examine the collection at Fire Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Arona Spa, and stroll the grounds of Yanaka Cemetery Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 6 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in March, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.