33 days in Japan Itinerary

33 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
2
Naha
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
7
Nakafurano-cho
— 4 nights
8
Tokyo
— 6 nights

3
nights
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.
Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, go for a walk through Cape Ongazaki, and kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

London, UK to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Ishigaki hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Spas

4
nights
Naha

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son), Motobu-cho (Bisezaki, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Tokashiki-son (Hanari Island & Tokashiku Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Naha vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ishigaki to Naha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Tokashiki-son, Scuba & Snorkeling, Gahi Island, Kerama Islands
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hiroshima when traveling from Naha in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Nara Park (in Nara) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Mt. Koya, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Shimada Shoten, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Himeji Castle, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

5
nights
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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and stop by Arashiyama.

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Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Kanazawa

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 still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, make a trip to Omicho Market, and see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
nights
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore Nakafurano-cho's surroundings by going to Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho), Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Susoaidaira). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, experience rural life at Saika no sato, walk around Hinode Park, and make a trip to Panorama Road.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nakafurano-cho trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanazawa to Nakafurano-cho. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanazawa in July: high temperatures in Nakafurano-cho hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Kamifurano-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Campana Rokkatei
Highlights from your plan
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Nakafurano-cho to Tokyo with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nakafurano-cho in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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

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