31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Numazu
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Dubai

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sensō-ji and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Mitaka and see Ghibli Museum Mitaka, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Tokyo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Numazu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
nights
Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Fuji and Gempeigawa River. Visiting Otago Beach and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Numazu: Hakone-machi (Hakone Shisseikaen & The Hakone Open-Air Museum) and Izu (Toi Beach & Odoi Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Ita Beach and explore the activities along Susono Fishing Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Numazu visit planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Numazu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Numazu to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Izu, Gempeigawa River, Susono Fishing Park, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Nishiki Market. Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Fuuka-Kimono, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Numazu to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Numazu, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miyajima and Hiroshima Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii & Itsukushima Shrine). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kashima Kaisuiyokujo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Step out of the city life by going to Gahijima Sand Dune and Nishibama Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aharen Beach and Hizushi Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, stroll through Tokashiku Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zamami-son vacation website .

Explore your travel options from Hiroshima to Zamami-son with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: high temperatures in Zamami-son hover around 34°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tokashiki-son
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Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Ishigaki

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ishigaki Yaima Village and Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hirakubozaki and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station. Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sukuji Bathing Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and look for gifts at Yurateiku Market.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki tour planning app .

Explore your travel options from Zamami-son to Ishigaki with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, stroll through Toguchi no Hama, and see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima online tour planner .

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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