32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights

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Motobu-cho

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling), HABU ASOBI (in Nago) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, kick back and relax at Nago citizen Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and head outdoors with Akabaka Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho trip planning tool.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Motobu-cho is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Motobu-cho. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Motobu-cho, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island

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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima route maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Himeji travel tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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 Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Himeji in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Sanmachi Suji, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and examine the collection at Dolls Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in September: highs in Kanazawa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Fujiyoshida (Onshirin Garden & Mt. Shakushi) and Akeno Area (in Hokuto). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in panoramic vistas at Nakanokura Pass Observation Point, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and see the interesting displays at Nirasaki Omura Art Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kanazawa in September, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, visit Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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