29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Kamakura
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online sightseeing planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Hiroshima is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Mizuno Sportology Gallery, &more) and Dotombori (Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori & Dotombori District). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yachiya Sake Brewery, make a trip to Omicho Market, and wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planning website.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, stop by Akihabara, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Kamakura

— 3 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.
Kamakura is known for historic sites, parks, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, look for gifts at Samuraikibun Kamakura, make a trip to Kōtoku-in, and step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Cape Ongazaki.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kamakura to Ishigaki takes 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kamakura in June, with highs in Ishigaki at 37°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Motobu-cho

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Kouri Ocean Tower), Onna-son (Blue Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Ishiyama Viewing Platform (in Ogimi-son). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at USS Emmons.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.