31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29 h 30 min
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Naha
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Nago
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Naha
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Kita
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Beppu
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
8
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  34 h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Yamazaki River and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nagoya is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Nagoya is 12 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rinku Beach
Highlights from your plan
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Tsushimamaru Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropical Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, explore the fascinating underground world of Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo, then appreciate the history behind Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Umanchu Market.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naha road trip planning app .

You can fly from Nagoya to Naha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nagoya in October, expect Naha to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Nago.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nanjo, Itoman, Tropical Beach
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

2
nights
Nago

Nago ©
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Minna Beach, then see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Remains.

Plan trip to Nago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Naha to Nago by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. October in Nago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naha.

Things to do in Nago

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son
Highlights from your plan
Minna Beach ©
Minna Beach
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins
Oceanic Culture Museum ©
Oceanic Culture Museum

few
hours
Naha

Naha
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach and then wander the streets of Yachimun Street.

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You can drive from Nago to Naha in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Naminoue Beach
Naminoue Beach
Yachimun Street ©
Yachimun Street

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomori Imugya Beach and Atarasu Ichiba. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nagamahama Beach Coast and Shigira Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Irabu Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cape Funausagibanata Observatory Facility, stroll through Sawada no hama Beach, and kick back and relax at Nakanoshima Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Naha to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In October in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Shigira Beach ©
Shigira Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotonbori and Osaka Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minami (Namba) and Osaka City Central Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Tannowa Beach (in Misaki-cho) and Amore Beach (in Akashi).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kita trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Kita. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyakojima in October: high temperatures in Kita hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Kita

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka, Amore Beach, Tannowa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

3
nights
Beppu

Beppu
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
For shopping fun, head to JR Oita City or Angel Kimono Rental Beppu. Visit Kumano Magaibutsu and Kitsuki Castle Town for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Beppu: Fukiji Temple (in Bungotakada), Yabakei (in Nakatsu) and Oita (Oita Prefectural Art Museum & Oita Bank Akarengakan). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection and let little ones run wild at Tanoura Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Beppu day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kita to Beppu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oita, Bungotakada, Yabakei, Kitsuki Castle Town, Iwashita Collection
Highlights from your plan
Yabakei
Yabakei
Kitsuki Castle Town ©
Kitsuki Castle Town
JR Oita City ©
JR Oita City

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nijo-jo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kurokabe Square and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Beppu to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kurokabe Square
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

6
nights
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.
Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ginza. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamogawa SeaWorld (in Kamogawa), Ikspiari (in Urayasu) and Showa Kinen Park (in Tachikawa). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ikspiari, Showa Kinen Park, Kamogawa Sea World
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Koromozaki Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Central Towers, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae. On the next day, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and then buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Tokoname.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nagoya tour planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aeon Mall Tokoname, Koromozaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sakae
Sakae
Aeon Mall Tokoname ©
Aeon Mall Tokoname

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