28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
4
Naha
— 2 nights
5
Osaka
— 6 nights
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
7
Otsu
— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo vacation builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenfly down the slopes at Okushiga Kogen Ski Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiga Kogen. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Kusatsu International Ski Place, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, and then head outdoors with Shigakogen Plateau.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Yamanouchi-machi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kusatsu-machi
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Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Plateau ©
Shigakogen Plateau

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kabira Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

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You can fly from Yamanouchi-machi to Ishigaki in 8.5 hours. In March, Ishigaki is much hotter than Yamanouchi-machi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kondoi Beach, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cat Cafe Nyansore. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Heiwadori, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, don't miss a visit to Yachimun Street, thenget your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, thenmake a trip to Makishi Public Market, and finally get your game on at Cat Cafe Nyansore. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Wadama Honshinju Mother Sea, get your game on at Okinawa Omoro Obake Yashiki, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, thenstep into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and finally explore the world behind art at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Naha planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Naha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Naha

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Cat Cafe Nyansore ©
Cat Cafe Nyansore
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

6
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Himeji Castle. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Koko-en, &more), Mitarai Valley (in Tenkawa-mura) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Omine, and explore the world behind art at Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum.

Before you visit Osaka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Naha to Osaka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Naha in April, things will get a bit cooler in Osaka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Koya-cho, Yoshino, Mitarai Valley
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei as well as Monkey Park Iwatayama. On the 13th (Wed), partake in some friendly competition at Kyoto with Kids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenget to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, thendon't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally tour or see a game at NINJA VR KYOTO. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Otsu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Otsu

Otsu ©
The lake port city of Otsu has a wealth of sites of historical and cultural importance and lies within close proximity to Kyoto.
Attractions like Ishiyamadera Temple and Komponchudo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Otsu's surroundings by going to Hikone Castle (in Hikone), Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo (in Ryuo-cho) and Hachiman-bori (in Omihachiman). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Biwakohana Fountain, steep yourself in history at Modoroki Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enryakuji Temple Amida Do.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Otsu trip builder app.

Otsu is very close to Kyoto. In April, daytime highs in Otsu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Otsu

Historic Sites Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Hachiman-bori
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Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Biwako Valley ©
Biwako Valley
Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo

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