33 days in Japan Itinerary

33 days in Japan Itinerary

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33 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Hatsukaichi
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Himeji
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Amagasaki
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Narusawa-mura
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Miami, Florida

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Kamakura to see Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) about 1h 25 min away. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planning website .

Miami, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. Traveling from Miami to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in June, with highs in Tokyo at 79°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Kōtoku-in
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, take a stroll through Nagamachi District, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hatsukaichi: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Museum of Art, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and make a trip to Miyajima.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hatsukaichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip app .

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Amagasaki

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. On the 22nd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Kuchu Teien Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, take in the views from Oe Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, and finally meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Start your trip to Amagasaki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Amagasaki takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Amagasaki can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son), Nakijin-son (Kouri-jima Island & Kouri Bridge) and Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, stroll through Emerald Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Motobu-cho day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amagasaki to Motobu-cho. Traveling from Amagasaki in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Motobu-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nirai Beach, Okuma Beach, Kouri Ohashi
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

3
nights
Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, and make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Narusawa-mura day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Motobu-cho to Narusawa-mura with the Route module. Traveling from Motobu-cho in June, things will get a bit cooler in Narusawa-mura: highs are around 68°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, then see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally appreciate the history behind Ground Zero. On your second day here, get great views at Hachimaki Viewing Platform, kick back and relax at Katsuragahama Beach, make a trip to Hijiyama Army Cemetry, then don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, and finally head off the coast to Setonaikai.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Narusawa-mura to Hiroshima with the Route module. While traveling from Narusawa-mura, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kure
Highlights from your plan
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

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