29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nago
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
5
Yokohama
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
8
Taketa
— 1 night
9
Beppu
— 1 night
10
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
11
Kobe
— 3 nights

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Nago

Nago ©
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Kouri Ohashi, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nago journey planner.

Lethbridge, Canada to Nago is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Lethbridge to Nago due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lethbridge in May: highs in Nago hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nago

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Kouri Ohashi
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

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Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka travel planner.

You can fly from Nago to Osaka in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Nago in May, Osaka is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, make a trip to Yamazaki River, and then explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in May, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Inuyama Castle
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
On the 15th (Tue), take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live event at Yokohama Stadium, then wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, then take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, and finally walk around Yamashita Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yokohama travel planning tool.

Do a combination of train and subway from Nagoya to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Glover House and Office, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Nagasaki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Taketa.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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Taketa

Taketa ©
Taketa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): walk around Nyuta Nakashima Park, then steep yourself in history at Oka Castle Ruins, and then identify plant and animal life at Miyagi no Sato Weeping Cherry Blossoms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taketa trip planning app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Taketa by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Taketa

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Oka Castle Ruins ©
Oka Castle Ruins

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beppu day trip tool.

You can drive from Taketa to Beppu in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Taketa in May, you will find days in Beppu are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
Kamado Jigoku ©
Kamado Jigoku

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Beppu to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Kobe side-trips: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, get to know the resident critters at Kobe Oji Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, and take a stroll through Kobe Harborland.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Kobe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kobe sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji, Hanshin Koshien Stadium
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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