31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Incheon
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Nara
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Kamakura
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Ishigaki

6
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and teamLab☆Planets. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fujiko F Fujio Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple & Naritasan Omote Sando) and Katori (Fukushin Dry Goods Store, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), contemplate the long history of Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, and have fun and explore at KidZania Tokyo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planner.

Incheon, South Korea to Tokyo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Katori, Narita, Fujiko F Fujio Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koyasan Okunoin and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Izanagi Shrine (in Awaji), Koya-cho (Joju-in Temple, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, &more) and Naruto (Okazaki Beach & Otsuka Museum of Art). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, explore the world behind art at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zendoji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip app.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Himeji, Naruto, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Izanagi Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art

4
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Horyu-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Popular historic sites such as Byodoin and Omiwa Shrine are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall (in Nabari) and Tomi Shrine (in Sakurai). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, steep yourself in history at Todaiji Keidaicho, examine the collection at Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nara trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sakurai, Horyu-ji Temple, Hieda Kango Shuraku Circular Moat Village, Byodoin, Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Byodoin ©
Byodoin

6
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Tenryuji Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja and contemplate the long history of Kifune Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Nara in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Yamato Museum and Mitaki Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Daishoin Temple and Oyamazumi Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Fukuyama (Ota House & Tomo no Ura), Hatsukaichi (To no Oka, Senjokaku, &more) and Kure (Yamato Gallery Zero, JMSDF Kure Museum, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Fukuyama, Ushitora Shrine, Oyamazumi Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

5
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hase-dera Temple and Samukawa Shrine. Step off the beaten path and head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park (in Odawara). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Enoshima Sea Candle, explore the world behind art at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Enoshima Iwaya Caves, and get engrossed in the history at Kamakura Museum of National Treasures.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Kamakura takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hayama-machi, Fujisawa, Odawara, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Samukawa Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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