32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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.
Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Misen and Paddle Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Japanese Rural Toy Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Himeji — 2 nights

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 7th (Thu), make a trip to Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Amore Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Matsue Swimming Beach, and then kick back and relax at Okura Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Himeji, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Hosomi Museum. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Himeji, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:

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.
Visiting Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Fusaki Beach and Sunset Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, head outdoors with Akashi Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Ishigaki Yaima Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Kyoto in July, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

Hateruma-jima — 1 night

On the 21st (Thu), head outdoors with Pemuchi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hateruma-jima trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. July in Hateruma-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Miyakojima.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Miyakojima — 5 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's much more to do: get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Miyakojima trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Miyakojima. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

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.
Ghibli Museum Mitaka and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Change things up with a short trip to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba District, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, stop by Akihabara, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Tokyo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in July, Tokyo is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:

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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