29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
— 4 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Drive to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
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Nakafurano-cho

— 4 nights
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakafurano-cho: Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Akadake Ginsendai) and Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Shikisai no Oka, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, stroll around Hinode Park, relax in the rural setting at Saika no sato, and take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake.

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Moline, USA to Nakafurano-cho is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Moline to Nakafurano-cho. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moline in July: highs in Nakafurano-cho hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Wada House, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nakafurano-cho to Kanazawa with the Route module. Traveling from Nakafurano-cho in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kanazawa: highs are around 85°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stop by Arashiyama.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Osaka

— 4 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Koya-cho (Kodai-in Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip website.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Ishigaki

— 3 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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in July, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, visit Odaiba District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tokyo, with lows of 74°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

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.