32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 7th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, walk around Ueno Park, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Tokyo is 9 hours. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Neagarimatsu, and admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

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Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Kanazawa hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sapporo

— 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noboribetsu (Spas, Jigokudani, &more), Kitahiroshima Cycling Road (in Kitahiroshima) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maruyama Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online trip maker.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kanazawa in December, expect Sapporo to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the activities along Pond of Peace.

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Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in December: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
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, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, visit Miyara River Hirugi Grove, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. When traveling from Hiroshima in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Motobu-cho

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son), Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Kouri Ocean Tower) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, view the masterpieces at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, and see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in December, Motobu-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Mizuno Sportology Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Motobu-cho to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Motobu-cho in December, expect Kyoto to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.