32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Komatsu Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
— 4 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki day trip planner.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Mt. Koya, &more) and Sato Fruit Kobo (in Nishiwaki). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka visit planning website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online day trip planner.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Kanazawa

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 lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and make a trip to Kanazawa Station.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in August: highs in Kanazawa hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nakafurano-cho

Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakafurano-cho: Biei-cho (Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Daisetsu Kogen Swamp) and Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, relax in the rural setting at Tomita Melon House, stroll around Hinode Park, and don't miss a visit to Panorama Road.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nakafurano-cho online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kanazawa to Nakafurano-cho with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in August; daily highs in Nakafurano-cho reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nakafurano-cho to Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nakafurano-cho in August, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.