37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Naha
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
6
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
7
Toyooka
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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4
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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 Omotesando. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Ginza ©
Neighborhood
Ginza
4.0
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
History Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum
4.4

5
nights
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 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your trip
Aragusuku Beach ©
Must see
Aragusuku Beach
4.5
Toguchi no Hama
Beach
Toguchi no Hama
4.6

4
nights
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 Nakamoto Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Pinaisara Falls & Hoshisuna Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, add some fun to your beach time Fusaki Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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 34°C during the day and 28°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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Yonehara Beach ©
Must see
Yonehara Beach
4.5
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
4.5

5
nights
Naha

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.
Head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Ashibina Outlet Mallfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sefa-Utaki and Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Tokashiki-son (Aharen Beach & Tokashiku Beach), AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son) 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 explore the world behind art at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

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 33°C and lows of 28°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Furuzamami Beach ©
Must see
Furuzamami Beach
4.7
Aharen Beach ©
Beach
Aharen Beach
4.8
Tokashiku Beach
Must see
Tokashiku Beach
4.6

3
nights
Hiroshima

City of Peace

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 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yamato Museum and The Cenotaph. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and catch a live event at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima vacation planner.

Getting from Naha to Hiroshima by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naha in October: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

6
nights
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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Dotombori District in Dotombori, approximately Dotombori away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Religious Site
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
4.7

4
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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 Takeda Castle Ruins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himeji Castle and Street of Kinosaki Onsen. Explore Toyooka's surroundings by going to Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore (in Iwami-cho), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Ine no Funaya (in Ine-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 car from Kyoto to Toyooka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Toyooka to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
The Sand Museum ©
Must see
The Sand Museum
4.3
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
Ine no Funaya ©
Historic Site
Ine no Funaya
4.5

4
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gokayama and Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen) and Sakai (Tojimbo Cliff & Maruoka Castle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ainokura Gassho Community, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Toyooka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
Specialty Museum
D. T. Suzuki Museum
4.3

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