31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Ishigaki, Ferry to Iriomote-jima
3
Iriomote-jima
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
6
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Komagane
— 6 nights
Drive
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Bus to Shinjuku(Jr), Fly to Pittsburgh

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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

Pittsburgh, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Iriomote-jima

— 1 night
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Iriomote Island and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Iriomote-jima using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kanazawa to Iriomote-jima in 8 hours. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Iriomote-jima, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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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.
Spend 15th (Mon) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. In August in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
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Kyoto

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Himeji, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Komagane.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Komagane

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Komagane: Mt. Kitadake (in Minami Alps), Agematsu-machi (Mt. Hokendake, Mt. Kiso Komagatake, &more) and Mammo Kaitaku Peace Memorial Hall (in Achi-mura).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Komagane driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Komagane takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in August, expect nights in Komagane to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Komagane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 28:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 3 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Fujiyoshida (Onshirin Garden & Mt. Shakushi). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, take in nature's colorful creations at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Ryugatake.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Komagane to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Komagane in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

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.