24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner
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Fly
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima (about 1h 55 min away). Spend 7th (Thu) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, get outside with Akashi Beach, and stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Ishigaki is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Ishigaki to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Paddle Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima route planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hiroshima, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.
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Himeji — 1 night

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji vacation planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Universal Studios Japan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and stop by Gion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Himeji, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 4 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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