40 days in Japan Itinerary

40 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan planner
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 7 nights
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Tokyo — 7 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. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, Tokyo is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 29:

Hakone-machi — 5 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen) (in Fujiyoshida) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Kanazawa — 5 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: Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, take in panoramic vistas at Kenrokuen Yamazakiyama, and don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Kyoto — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Himeji.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 15:

Himeji — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) and then kick back and relax at Matsue Swimming Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Hiroshima — 6 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Japanese Rural Toy Museum, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online journey builder.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Ishigaki — 7 nights

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.
Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend 24th (Fri) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, walk around Banna Park, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ishigaki itinerary planning site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Ishigaki by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 37°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

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.
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