29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Bus to Furujima, Fly to Nagasaki
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Fly to Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

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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. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Kyoto.
Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary site.

Fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Hiroshima — 4 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Japanese Rural Toy Museum (in Kurashiki), Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and get outside with Tobishima Kaido.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Motobu-cho — 4 nights

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower & Kouri Ohashi), Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son) and Nago (Atelier43 & Busena Marine Park). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho travel route app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in January, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.
Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Nagasaki — 3 nights

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Balinese Salon Sasebo). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Nagasaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in January: high temperatures in Nagasaki hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kanazawa.
Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Kanazawa — 3 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 (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, visit Higashichaya Old Town, and admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Kanazawa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nagasaki in January: high temperatures in Kanazawa hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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.