32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ohira-mura
— 1 night
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Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train to Okayama, Ferry to Naoshima-cho
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Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Ferry to Uno Port, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Kagoshima
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
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Naha
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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 Tokyo Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, stop by Odaiba District, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ohira-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

Ohira-mura

— 1 night
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, then pick up some local products at Ohira Vegetable Market, then stroll 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 30°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ohira-mura

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Kyoto

— 6 nights
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 Kinkaku-ji. 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 much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and shop like a local with Nishijin Textile Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ohira-mura to Kyoto. Traveling from Ohira-mura in August, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:

Naoshima-cho

— 1 night
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, then stop 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. In August, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

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 Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Miyajima, &more) and Hamada (Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, Aquas, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Kagoshima

— 4 nights

Naples of the East

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 Fushime Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Yasurakani, Statue of Mother) and Ibusuki (Onsen Resorts & Mt. Kaimondake). 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 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Miyakojima

— 4 nights
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 Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach 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 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Naha

— 4 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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 Shurijo Castle will thrill your kids. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park) and Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, ponder the world of politics at Naha City Hall Main Office, and get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

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 37°C, and evening lows to 32°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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Kurokawa-gun travel guide

1.9
Parks · Thermal Spas · Cemeteries

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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