32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Ohira-mura
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
4
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
6
Kagoshima
— 4 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
8
Naha
— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Odaiba District. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Kawaguchi in Fujikawaguchiko-machi (about 2h 15 min away). There's much more to do: discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ohira-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo DisneySea

1
night
Ohira-mura

Ohira-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): walk around Atagoyama Park, admire the masterpieces at Ohira Village Furusato Art Museum, walk around Manyo Create Park, thenpick up some local products at Ohira Vegetable Market, thenstroll around Ogameyama Forest Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Tomb of Hasekura Tsunenaga- Hasekura Tunenaga Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ohira-mura itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Ohira-mura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ohira-mura, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ohira-mura

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Atagoyama Park, Ogameyama Forest Park, Tomb of Hasekura Tsunenaga- Hasekura Tunenaga Memorial Park
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Manyo Create Park ©
Manyo Create Park
Atagoyama Park ©
Atagoyama Park

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Ohira-mura to Kyoto with the Route module. While traveling from Ohira-mura, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

1
night
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 13th (Thu), head off the coast to Naoshima, admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, thenstop by Naoshima Bath, and finally make a trip to Akakabocha.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naoshima-cho online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Kyoto to Naoshima-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks
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Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima Bath ©
Naoshima Bath
Naoshima ©
Naoshima

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Miyajima. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Itsukushima Shrine) and Hamada (Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, Aquas, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima holiday maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Hamada
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nagashima Museum and Chiran Peace Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Yasurakani, Statue of Mother (in Minamikyushu) and Ibusuki (Fushime Coast, Onsen Resorts, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buried Shrine Gate, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shiroyama, and get to know the resident critters at Hirakawa Zoological Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Minamikyushu
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Kagoshima City Aquarium ©
Kagoshima City Aquarium
Hirakawa Zoological Park ©
Hirakawa Zoological Park
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Family-friendly places like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, and explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kagoshima to Miyakojima by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Kagoshima in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miyakojima, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Aharen Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park), Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son) and Zamami-son (Furuzamami Beach, Gahijima Sand Dune, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Ishiji, and admire the landmark architecture of Naha City Hall Main Office.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naha trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Naha takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Zamami-son, Itoman, Akabaka Beach, Aharen Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

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