31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
4
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
5
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
6
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
7
Onna-son
— 2 nights
8
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
9
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
10
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
11
Kochi
— 1 night
12
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
13
Himeji
— 1 night
14
Kyoto
— 4 nights

2
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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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get outside with Kimono Me, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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La Paz, Bolivia to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Tokyo is 13 hours. Traveling from La Paz in April, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Maruoka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Natadera Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, thencontemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally visit Gokayama.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa day trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Komatsu, Nanto, Maruoka Castle, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Daimonzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho online journey planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Nachikatsura-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Kanazawa in April, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, step off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, thenidentify plant and animal life at Amitori Asaba, thenkick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Barasu Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nachikatsura-cho to Iriomote-jima takes 10.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in April, with highs in Iriomote-jima at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, shop like a local with Nei Museum of Art, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, thenhead outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, stop by Yurateiku Market, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ishigaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Island Countryside Settlement, Kondoi Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji, thentake in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, thenstep off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, and finally head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Miyakojima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, appreciate the extensive heritage of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, thenshop like a local with Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, thenbrowse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, thenexplore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son route planning website.

Fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in April, Onna-son is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Zakimi Castle Ruins, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, head outdoors with Nagata Inakahama, hike along Seibu Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Chiran Peace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shiroyama, thenget impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Yunohira Lookout, don't miss a visit to Kareigawa Station, thentake in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, and finally make a trip to Sengan-en.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kagoshima when traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kareigawa Station, Chiran Peace Museum
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Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Mt. Shiroyama ©
Mt. Shiroyama

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, thenadmire the sheer force of Manai Falls, thentake in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Monzenmachi Shopping Street, make a trip to Shirakawa Springs, and then don't miss a visit to Nanatsumori Ancient Tumulus.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kagoshima to Takachiho-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa Springs, Monzenmachi Shopping Street, Nanatsumori Ancient Tumulus
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

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Kochi

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, thenindulge your taste buds at Thursday City, thenhunt for treasures at Sunday Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Kochi Castle.

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You can fly from Takachiho-cho to Kochi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Zenshibuji Temple
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Sunday Market
Sunday Market

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On your second day here, head off the coast to Miyajima, stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, thensee the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, thenmake a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip site.

You can take a train from Kochi to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, thentake in the exciting artwork at Myochin Hompo, thensteep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Himeji day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Himeji sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Takasago
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Asahiyaki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Oharai-machi, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ise, Koya-cho, Osaka, Asahiyaki
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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