29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
2
Kamakura
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
Taxi to Iiyama, Train to Kanazawa
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
7
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Train
10
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train to Hakata, Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Malmo, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Malmo in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kamakura.
more
Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Kamakura — 2 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Enoshima Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, then contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Samukawa Shrine, stroll around Syonandaira (Komayama Park), then take in nature's colorful creations at Azumayama Park, then stop by Samuraikibun Kamakura, and finally steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip maker website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Yamanouchi-machi — 1 night

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
On the 4th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area, fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, then fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen, then identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally fly down the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi travel planning tool.

You can drive from Kamakura to Yamanouchi-machi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Yamanouchi-machi when traveling from Kamakura in February, with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.
more
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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 (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Kyoto.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Kyoto — 4 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), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, and wander the streets of Gion.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Ishigaki.
more
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and get outside with Yarabudake.

Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in February; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 25°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Motobu-cho — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tropical Dream Center, meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then take in the pleasant sights at Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and finally contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yaedake, relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Uppama Coast, then snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Kouri Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park.

Make your Motobu-cho itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ishigaki in February since evenings lows in Motobu-cho dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naha.
more
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Naha — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Nanjo (Cape Chinen Park, Sangui, &more) and Heiwa no Ishiji (in Itoman). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Okinawa Bunsha Shrine, and get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naha online road trip planner.

Drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Motobu-cho in February, Naha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nagasaki.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Nagasaki — 2 nights

City of Peace

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.
On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Former Kusumoto Masataka Mansion, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, then take in the views from Nakashima River Bridges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and finally get great views at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Nabekanmuriyama Park, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planning site.

Fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Naha in February, you will find days in Nagasaki are slightly colder (12°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Hiroshima — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. February in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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.
more