35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
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Naha
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, stop by Dotombori District, and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Billund to Osaka. Traveling from Billund in February, expect Osaka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · 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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, get outside with Smoothly, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

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Traveling by flight from Osaka to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Osaka in February, with highs in Ishigaki at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, make a trip to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Katsuu-dake, head outdoors with Mt. Yaedake, then relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, then take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, and finally get outside with Uppama Coast.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Ishigaki in February, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naha

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son), Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki, Sangui, &more) and Itoman (Heiwa no Ishiji & The Tower of Himeyuri). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, get outside with Blue Sky, make a trip to Yachimun Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church.

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Getting from Motobu-cho to Naha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naha, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Megane Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, then examine the collection at Dejima, and finally don't miss a visit to Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Naha to Nagasaki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Naha, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Nagasaki, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

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You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and take a stroll through Gion.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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 (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, get a dose of the wild on IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, and steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for little chillier days in Kanazawa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Classes

Side Trip

Kamakura

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Kamakura Boshiya Hat Shop Honten, head off the coast to Enoshima Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Enoshima Sea Candle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samukawa Shrine, and finally stroll around Syonandaira (Komayama Park).

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kamakura trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kamakura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Kamakura sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker app.

You can drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kamakura in March: highs in Tokyo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.