32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Kawagoe
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Takayama
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 day
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Tokyo

— 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ueno Zoo. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and stroll around Yoyogi Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip site.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Newark to Tokyo. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kawagoe

— 2 nights

Little Edo

Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Kashiya Yokocho and then don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kawagoe trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kawagoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hakone-machi

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley and then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, then cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and then trek along Hakone Stoneā€paved Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kawagoe to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Kawagoe, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths · Theme Parks · Spas · Museums

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, explore the striking landscape at Narusawa Ice Cave, explore the striking landscape at Fugaku Wind Cave, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, then walk around Oishi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Takayama

— 1 night
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then browse the exhibits of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, and finally wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji.

Make your Takayama itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Takayama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, expect nights in Takayama to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kyoto

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bamboo Forest Street. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Nara

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then stroll through Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akishinodera Temple, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kasugayama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and get engrossed in the history at Osaka Museum of History.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka attractions planning website.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Osaka, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Himeji

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then make a trip to Otemae Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Himeji day trip site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in June: highs in Himeji hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Ishigaki

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip tool.

You can fly from Himeji to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. In June, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Himeji - with highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.