32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Izumo
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at teamLab☆Planets and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. Popular historic sites such as Kashima Jingu and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama (Soji-ji Temple & Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal), Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori (in Katori). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fujiko F Fujio Museum, trek along Kamakura Hiking Trails, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and steep yourself in history at Jindai-ji Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shari-cho

— 3 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shiretoko Goko Lake and Oshin Koshin Falls. Get in touch with nature at Lake Mashu and Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Shari-cho: Mt. Mashu (in Teshikaga-cho) and Shiretoko Tourist (in Kiyosato-cho). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, stop by Utoro Onsen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in September; daily highs in Shari-cho reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Popular historic sites such as Tenryuji Temple and Sanzen-in Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning app.

Fly from Shari-cho to Kyoto in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shari-cho in September; daily highs in Kyoto reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Mazda Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima journey planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Izumo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Izumo

— 2 nights
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
On the 23rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine Haiden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine, then enjoy the sand and surf at Inasa Beach, then delve into the distant past at Kojindani Ruin, and finally steep yourself in history at Hii Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Karakama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sogano Yashiro, visit a coastal fixture at Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Hinomisaki Coast, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagahama Shrine, and finally kick back and relax at Koryo Kunibiki Coast.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Izumo road trip planning website.

Drive from Hiroshima to Izumo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama, then kick back and relax at Isso Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake, see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, then admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Izumo to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Izumo in September, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Onna-son

— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Manza Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son), Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, The Tower of Himeyuri, &more) and Valley of Gangala (in Nanjo). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gosamaru Historical Materials Library and contemplate the long history of Yomitanson Bunker.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Onna-son holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Onna-son takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Onna-son, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Hozomon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Ueno District. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, then steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Onna-son to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Onna-son in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

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.