35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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35 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
7
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Taketa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okichan Theater) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kadena-cho). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, take in the dramatic scenery at Fukugawa Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Onna-son attractions app .

Singapore, Singapore to Onna-son is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Onna-son reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nago, Akabaka Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Have a day of magic on the 25th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online day trip planner .

You can fly from Onna-son to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Onna-son in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ishiwari, explore the activities along Lake Yamanaka, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ryugatake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Motosuko Lake.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip app .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yamanakako-mura, Ryugatake, Shiraito Falls
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Lake Yamanaka ©
Lake Yamanaka

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Izu (Asahi Taki Fall, Yomotokan, & more). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and view the masterpieces at Pola Museum of Art.

Find out how to plan Hakone-machi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Izu, Chubu
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park ©
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Fuuka-Kimono. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

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Traveling by train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in May: highs in Kyoto hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest and Mt Shosha hiking. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Ritsuun Gorge (in Asago), Tendaki Falls (in Yabu) and Kunimi no Mori Park (in Shiso). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Korakuen Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji online visit planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days in Himeji, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Okayama, Ritsuun Gorge, Tendaki Falls, Kunimi no Mori Park, Mt. Takamikura
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Korakuen Garden ©
Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get outdoors at Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Step out of Hiroshima to go to Hatsukaichi and see Itsukushima Shrine, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima journey builder site .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Taketa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

4
nights
Taketa

Taketa ©
Taketa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Take a break from the city and head to Ogi Rice Terraces and Fujigawachi Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taketa: Daikanbo (in Aso), Takachiho-cho (Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, Takachiho Gorge, & more) and Ubuyama-mura (Ikeyama Springs & Yamabuki Suigen). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Kuju Highland, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuju, and admire the sheer force of Hiibachi Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taketa trip planner .

You can drive from Hiroshima to Taketa in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ubuyama-mura, Takachiho-cho, Fujigawachi Valley, Daikanbo, Mt. Katamuki
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Mt. Katamuki ©
Mt. Katamuki

4
nights
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 in touch with nature at Kabira Bay and Cape Hirakubozaki. On the 17th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and cruise along Nagurao Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Taketa to Ishigaki with the Route module. In June, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Taketa - with highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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