35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Monroe
Fly:  26 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Ise
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
4
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
5
Ibusuki
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Naha
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
11
Hiroshima
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
15
Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
16
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Monroe

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kimono Rental Asakusa Aiwafuku Shop 2, Street Kart Shinagawa #2 and Tokyo Skytree. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nezu Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ueno District and Hozomon. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, explore the world behind art at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary builder website.

Monroe, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 26- hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Monroe to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Monroe in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Tokyo, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in June, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Baths
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, steep yourself in history at Aramatsurinomiya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Jingu Chokokan Museum, then steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, and finally examine the collection at Okageza. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ago no Matsubara Beach, steep yourself in history at Izawanomiya, steep yourself in history at Meotoiwa Front Approach, then make a trip to Hinjitsukan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamato-hime Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazahinominomiya.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ise travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Ise by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakone-machi in June; daily highs in Ise reach 74°F and lows reach 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Shima
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Jingu Chokokan Museum ©
Jingu Chokokan Museum

1
night
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shodojima 88 Holy Sites Visiting, take in the dramatic natural features at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saiko-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nakayama Senmaida. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Meiro no Machi, then get engrossed in the history at Marukin Soysouce Memorial, then head outdoors with Olive Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tonosho-cho trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ise to Tonosho-cho. Traveling from Ise in June, Tonosho-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nishinotakiryusui Temple ©
Nishinotakiryusui Temple
Saiko-ji Temple ©
Saiko-ji Temple

1
night
Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Onodake, see the interesting displays at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiran Heiwa Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chirancho Gokoku Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibusuki sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tonosho-cho to Ibusuki. In June, daily temperatures in Ibusuki can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
Onodake ©
Onodake

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Shurijo Castle and Naminoue-gu Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Hoshimmon. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Zamami-son (Furuzamami Beach, Nishibama Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, head outdoors with Naminoue Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naha online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ibusuki to Naha takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ibusuki in June, with highs in Naha at 85°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen ©
Toyosaki Kaihin Koen
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Ama Beach ©
Ama Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, then kick back and relax at Painagama Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder tool.

Fly from Naha to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Torinji Temple, then see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and finally stop by Miyara River Hirugi Grove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey builder app.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Island Countryside Settlement
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Torinji Temple ©
Torinji Temple

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You've now added Fukuoka City Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Nakasu District, take a stroll through Shintencho Shopping Street, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, then get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine. On the next day, take a stroll through Oyafukodori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashii-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzoin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Fukuoka takes 4.5 hours. In June, Fukuoka is little chillier than Ishigaki - with highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nanzoin
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum

2
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 19th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Itsukushima Battlefield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyama Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Shiraito River, then get engrossed in the history at Miyajima History Folk Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Takinokoji.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hatsukaichi trip builder app.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hatsukaichi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Miyama Shrine ©
Miyama Shrine
Miyajima History Folk Museum ©
Miyajima History Folk Museum

few
hours
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker site.

Hiroshima is just a stone's throw from Hatsukaichi. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Kodai-ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tofuku-ji Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then contemplate the long history of Kanda house, and finally steep yourself in history at Myozenji Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Takayama planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Takayama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Takayama sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Shirakabe Dozogai
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matsumoto Castle and Hodaka Shrine Okumiya. Matsumoto City Art Museum and Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, head outdoors with Karasawa Carl, snap pictures at Myojin Bridge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto visit planner.

Drive from Takayama to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Yohashira Shrine ©
Yohashira Shrine

2
nights
Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden. Mt. Haguro and Churenji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum and Taihinkan capture your imagination. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenpoji, go for a walk through Mt. Haguro Mamakozaka, and get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tsuruoka road trip app.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Tsuruoka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. In June in Tsuruoka, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda ©
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda
Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Gyokusenji Temple ©
Gyokusenji Temple

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nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daisetsuzan. Explore hidden gems such as Sounkyo Momojidani and Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Midori and Akadake Ginsendai. Go for a jaunt from Kamikawa-cho to Higashikawa-cho to see Sugatami no Ike Lake about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Susoaidaira, take in the dramatic scenery at Ryusei Falls, explore the striking landscape at Fudo Rock, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Nakadake Onsen.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kamikawa-cho journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Tsuruoka to Kamikawa-cho with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tsuruoka in July since evenings lows in Kamikawa-cho dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Higashikawa-cho
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge
Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum ©
Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum

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