31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Nara
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Naruto
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  4 h
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Okinawa City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
9
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Dallas

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum, Imperial Palace, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Susukino (in Sapporo), The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (in Kasukabe) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tokyo Sea Life Park.

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Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in Tokyo at 79°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Susukino, The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Nara to go to Uji and see Byodoin, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. June in Nara sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Byodoin ©
Byodoin

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Don Quijote as well as Osaka Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Osaka, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
night
Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uzu no Michi. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryozen-ji Temple and then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, thenmake a trip to Uzu no Michi, and finally stroll around Naruto Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naruto trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Naruto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Naruto, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Ryozen-ji Temple ©
Ryozen-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Naruto to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium and then take in the views from Megane Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thenwalk around Nagasaki Peace Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally examine the collection at Dejima.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

3
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Sesoko Beach has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okinawa City: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okichan Theater) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to American Village and shop like a local with Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Okinawa City day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nagasaki to Okinawa City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Onna-son, Kouri Ohashi, American Village
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes WWF Japan Coral Reef Conservation and Research Center. There's still lots to do: visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, make a trip to Euglena Mall, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, and head outdoors with Yonehara Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Okinawa City to Ishigaki with the Route module. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
Euglena Mall ©
Euglena Mall

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