35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Taketa
— 4 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Akabaka Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Fukugawa Falls (in Nago), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kadena-cho) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okichan Theater). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo and enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Onna-son online tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Onna-son is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In May, Onna-son is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

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Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Onna-son in May, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ishiwari, then explore the activities along Lake Yamanaka, and then go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Ryugatake, and then don't miss a visit to Motosuko Lake.

Make your Fujikawaguchiko-machi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi

— 4 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Get outdoors at Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Venture out of the city with trips to Izu (Asahi Taki Fall, Yomotokan, &more). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Pola Museum of Art, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Fuuka-Kimono. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary app.

Fly from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Himeji

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Tendaki Falls and Mt Shosha hiking will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso), Ritsuun Gorge (in Asago) and Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Himeji, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Take a break from Hiroshima with a short trip to Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima visit planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Taketa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taketa

— 4 nights
Taketa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Get in touch with nature at Takachiho Gorge and Mt. Kuju. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taketa: Takachiho-cho (Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces & Tatsugaiwa Water Fall), Ubuyama-mura (Ikeyama Springs, Ogi Rice Terraces, &more) and Daikanbo (in Aso). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fujigawachi Valley, admire the sheer force of Hiibachi Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Kuju Highland, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Katamuki.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taketa tour builder site.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Taketa in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketa

Parks · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kabira Bay. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, and take a memorable drive along Nagurao Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taketa to Ishigaki. In June, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Taketa - with highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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.