32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Himeji
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  6 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
nights
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.
When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, approximately Iriomote-jima away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, don't miss a visit to Cape Ongazaki, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki driving holiday planning website.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Ishigaki is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Ishigaki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

5
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ishigaki in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Kenshin Falls (in Hayakawa-cho) and Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Ita Beach, Nishiizu Skyline, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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: Takayama (Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July: highs in Kanazawa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Gongenmori Beach, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Arashiyama, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeji: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Tendaki Falls (in Yabu) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Himeji are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Shikoku Mura Village, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

5
nights
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: Shimai Falls (in Akiota-cho), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Shimai Falls, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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