37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
3
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
4
Naha
— 5 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
7
Toyooka
— 4 nights
8
Kanazawa
— 4 nights

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba District. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Asakusa. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo driving holiday tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Relax by the water at Sunayama Beach and Kagimmi-hama Beach. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yonehara Beach and Hoshisuna Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Nakamoto Beach (in Kuro-shima) and Pinaisara Falls (in Iriomote-jima). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Fusaki Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll around Kabira Park, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima, Nakamoto Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

5
nights
Naha

Naha ©
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.
Head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Ashibina Outlet Mallfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sefa-Utaki and The Tower of Himeyuri. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son), Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Tokashiku Beach) and Furuzamami Beach (in Zamami-son). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, stop by Yukura, and make a trip to Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. October in Naha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Itoman, Tokashiki-son, Tomigusuku, Onna Station Nakayukui Market, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Let the collections at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Yamato Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to JMSDF Kure Museum and MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip site.

Fly from Naha to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naha in October: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kure, Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

6
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Dotombori District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotombori District
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

4
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Sand Museum and Amanohashidate. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Takeda Castle Ruins and Street of Kinosaki Onsen. Explore Toyooka's surroundings by going to Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Ine no Funaya (in Ine-cho) and Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore (in Iwami-cho). There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, enjoy the sand and surf at Hacchohama Kobama Beach, and get outside with Hamazume Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Toyooka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Toyooka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Toyooka to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kyotango, Himeji Castle, Amanohashidate, The Sand Museum, Ine no Funaya
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The Sand Museum ©
The Sand Museum
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Gokayama. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Ainokura Gassho Community (in Nanto), Sakai (Tojimbo Cliff & Maruoka Castle) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, and admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

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

Drive from Toyooka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Sakai, Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

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