38 days in Japan Itinerary

38 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
3
Iwami-cho
— 3 nights
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
5
Nagoya
— 4 nights
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
8
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
9
Ishigaki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
We've included these beaches for you: Yonaha Maehama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Get outdoors at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach and head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary tool.

Durban, South Africa to Miyakojima is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Durban to Miyakojima, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in June, expect Miyakojima to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Get in touch with nature at Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Tatsunokuchi (in Akiota-cho) and Mikasahama Beach (in Hatsukaichi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in June, with highs in Hiroshima at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tatsunokuchi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

3
nights
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
You'll get in some beach time at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore and Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches. Visiting Uradome Seacoast Marine Park and Higashihama Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Iwami-cho with an excursion to Chizushuku in Chizu-cho--about 54 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Iwami-cho online trip maker.

Drive from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tottori Sand Dunes, Chizushuku
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Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Ippuya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Iwami-cho to Kyoto takes 4 hours. When traveling from Iwami-cho in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll get in some beach time at Oura Beach and Shinmaiko Marine Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Tokugawa Art Museum. Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Tajimi (Kobegama & Ayabe Utsuwatei), Ise (Okageza & Ise Grand Shrine) and Inuyama (The Museum Meijimura & Inuyama Castle). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Koromozaki Beach, and explore the world behind art at Ama Shippoyaki Art Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya day trip website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tajimi, Ise, Inuyama, Nishio, Shinmaiko Marine Park
Highlights from your plan
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip planning site.

Getting from Nagoya to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nagoya in June, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Ginza. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Mitaka and see Ghibli Museum Mitaka, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Asakusa, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip tool.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
You'll get in some beach time at Aharen Beach and Furuzamami Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Nishibama Beach and Kushibaru Beach. Step out of Zamami-son to go to Tokashiki-son and see Tokashiku Beach, which is approximately 3 hours away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune and get outside with Aka Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Zamami-son. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in June; daily highs in Zamami-son reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tokashiki-son
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Hirakubozaki and MInsah Kogei Museum. Ishigaki Yaima Village and Nei Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Akashi Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zamami-son to Ishigaki. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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