28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naha
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart

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Tokyo — 4 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

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

Stuttgart, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Tokyo. Traveling from Stuttgart in January, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Kamakura.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Kamakura — 2 nights

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samukawa Shrine, then head off the coast to Enoshima Island, and then steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, then contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kamakura journey builder website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Kamakura are slightly colder (6°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planner.

Getting from Kamakura to Kanazawa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kamakura in February since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Motobu-cho — 4 nights

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Ginoza Roadside Station (in Ginoza-son), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Atelier43 (in Nago). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, get outside with Gorilla Chop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yaedake, and walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho holiday builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kanazawa to Motobu-cho in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in February: high temperatures in Motobu-cho hover around 22°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naha.
Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Naha — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nanjo (Sangui & Sefa-Utaki) and Heiwa no Ishiji (in Itoman). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naha online journey planner.

You can drive from Motobu-cho to Naha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Motobu-cho in February, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Baths
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

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: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Gekijyo, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima route builder website.

Fly from Naha to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Naha in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Kyoto — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan), Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:

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.