37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima
— 5 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Naha
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Toyooka
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Asakusa. 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, wander the streets of Odaiba District, 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 13-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 fly to Miyakojima.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Miyakojima — 5 nights

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 Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Relax by the water at Toguchi no Hama and Nagamahama Beach Coast. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to East Henna Cape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, 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 4.5 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 fly to Ishigaki.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

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.
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). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Fusaki Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stroll around Kabira Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Naha.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Naha — 5 nights

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 Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. 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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Tower of Himeyuri, visit Yukura, get a new perspective on nature at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and expand your understanding of the military at Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naha trip maker.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Hiroshima.
Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

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 Mt. Misen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and catch a live event at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can fly from Naha to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Naha in October; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. 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. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Toyooka.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:

Toyooka — 4 nights

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamazume Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Toyooka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Kanazawa — 4 nights

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 Gokayama. Do some cultural sightseeing at D. T. Suzuki Museum and Ainokura Gassho Community. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Wada House, &more) and Sakai (Tojimbo Cliff & Maruoka Castle). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, and walk around Kenrokuen Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

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.