31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Matsumoto
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo Dome, and get great views at Mt. Moiwa.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Sapporo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts) and Mt. Tateyama (in Tateyama-machi). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, get all the equipment you need at Hanakomichi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yarigatake.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto vacation builder site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Matsumoto to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Yarigatake ©
Yarigatake
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Mt. Tateyama ©
Mt. Tateyama

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and finally stop by Amanatto Kawamura. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally head outdoors with Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa visit planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and hit the best photo ops around with Photoguider-Japan.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

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 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 24th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nagasaki in October, with highs in Ishigaki at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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Naha

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, look for gifts at Yacchi & Moon, make a trip to Yachimun Street, and let your taste buds guide you at Taste of Okinawa Cooking Experience.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naha planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Naha takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle

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