35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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35 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Zamami-son
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Relax by the water at Mount Fuji and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi & Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba), Shirahama Beach (in Shimoda) and Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja & Arakurayama Sengen Park). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), contemplate the long history of Odawara Castle, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Hakone-machi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Hakone-machi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you will find days in Hakone-machi are much colder (21°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fujiyoshida, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Shirahama Beach, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meiji Jingu Shrine and Sensō-ji. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo route planner.

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kenrokuen Garden and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Shirayama Hime Shrine (in Hakusan) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa tour itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Shirayama Hime Shrine
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Awaji Hanasajiki, then get answers to all your questions at Awaji Highway Oasis, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Awaji, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama), Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima attractions app .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Matsuyama Castle
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Wed), head off the coast to Zamami Island and then stroll through Furuzamami Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Nishibama Beach and then stroll through Aharen Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zamami-son holiday planning app .

Explore your travel options from Hiroshima to Zamami-son with the Route module. Traveling from Hiroshima in June, expect Zamami-son to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Aharen Beach
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nirai Beach and Manza Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son) and Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at Fukushu-en Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha trip website .

You can drive from Zamami-son to Naha in 1.5 hours. In June in Naha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nanjo, Nirai Beach
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Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Naminoue Beach
Naminoue Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Irabu Bridge. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aragusuku Beach, and snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Naha to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku 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.
Visit Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Bathing Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiji Beach, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Fusaki Beach ©
Fusaki Beach

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