34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naha
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Ostrava

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Nakafurano-cho

— 3 nights
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nakafurano-cho: Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho), Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Daisetsu Kogen Swamp). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, relax in the rural setting at Saika no sato, and make a trip to Panorama Road.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nakafurano-cho sightseeing site.

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Nakafurano-cho is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ostrava to Nakafurano-cho, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ostrava in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Nakafurano-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Apple House (in Niki-cho), Asadaen Farm (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & Tomioka Catholic Church). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Odori Park, relax in the rural setting at Yumekobo Sato, head outdoors with Maruyama Genshirin, and take a stroll through Susukino.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nakafurano-cho in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sapporo, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Sapporo in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stop by Akihabara, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motobu-cho

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): visit TEERA SCUBA VENTURES, OKINAWA, see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Minna Beach, and finally head off the coast to Minnajima Island. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at USS Emmons.

To find out how to plan a trip to Motobu-cho, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tokyo to Motobu-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August in Motobu-cho, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naha

— 3 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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 Naha's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Blue Cave & Scuba & Snorkeling), Zamami-son (Gahi Island & Gahijima Sand Dune) and Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, head off the coast to Kerama Islands, and relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Shanti.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 4 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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ishigaki day trip site.

Getting from Naha to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.
On the 25th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 6 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 out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Shimada Shoten). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.