32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Nanjo
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Nanjo
— 3 nights
Bus to Kamiizumi, Fly to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nozawaonsen-mura
— 2 nights
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Drive to Toyama Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Chandigarh

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Ishigaki

— 6 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ishigaki Yaima Village and Nei Museum of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonehara Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and walk around Kabira Park.

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

Chandigarh, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, kick back and relax at Hoshisuna Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima road trip website.

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. March in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Miyakojima

— 4 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Toguchi no Hama and Ikema-jima Island. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Shimojishima Island, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. In March in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nanjo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Nanjo

— 3 nights
With a long Pacific coastline, Nanjo offers fantastic views of the ocean from high cliffs covered with lush greenery, as well as from its long sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Sefa-Utaki and Valley of Gangala. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri, get engrossed in the history at Himeyuri Peace Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kudakajima Island, and walk around Cape Chinen Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nanjo trip planning tool.

Getting from Miyakojima to Nanjo by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Nanjo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nanjo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and then kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama. On your second day here, stroll through Yakusugi Land.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nanjo to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, Yakushima-cho is a bit cooler than Nanjo - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Ninja Dojo and Store. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, visit Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning website.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yakushima-cho in March: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Ise

— 2 nights
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Okageza, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ise journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Ise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Hakuba-mura

— 2 nights
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, then fly down the slopes at Hakuba, and then stroll through Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, and then fly down the slopes at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hakuba-mura trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Ise to Hakuba-mura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hakuba-mura when traveling from Ise in March, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Nozawaonsen-mura

— 2 nights
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
On the 28th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, then fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, and then hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen. On the next day, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Nozawa Onsen and then hit the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Kutchan-cho

— 3 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort, then fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rusutsu Resort Ski.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kutchan-cho holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Nozawaonsen-mura to Kutchan-cho with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in March, with highs in Kutchan-cho at 1°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.