28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary builder
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Nakafurano-cho
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Nakafurano-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hiroshima.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Kyoto — 5 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Kanazawa — 4 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nakafurano-cho.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Nakafurano-cho — 4 nights

Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakafurano-cho: Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Patchwork no Michi, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, get great views at Sembo Pass, and experience rural life at Saika no sato.

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

Explore your travel options from Kanazawa to Nakafurano-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Kanazawa in July, things will get a bit cooler in Nakafurano-cho: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sapporo.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Sapporo — 5 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Asadaen Farm (in Yoichi-cho), Makumbetsu Marshmarshland (in Ishikari) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and relax in the rural setting at Yumekobo Sato.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sapporo road trip planner.

You can drive from Nakafurano-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nakafurano-cho in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.