28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Ise
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Toyooka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement. For shopping fun, head to Yurateiku Market or Nei Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and get outside with Kaiji Beach.

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Singapore, Singapore to Ishigaki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Ishigaki is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunayama Beach and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Yukishio Museum. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to East Henna Cape, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima online trip planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. In February in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then examine the collection at Yamato Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. While traveling from Miyakojima, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koyasan Okunoin and Kodai-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Koya-cho (Torodo Temple & Koyasan Danjo Garan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get answers to all your questions at M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTER, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take in the exciting artwork at Asahiyaki.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Koya-cho, Asahiyaki
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyominomiya, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Okageza, make a trip to Oharai-machi, then get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Jingu Chokokan Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ise route tool.

Drive from Kyoto to Ise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in February, Ise is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Sarutahiko Shrine ©
Sarutahiko Shrine

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kinosaki Marine World, get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally pick up some local products at Toyooka Sanchoku Magokoro Market. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onitakeinari Shrine, contemplate the long history of Takeda Castle Ruins, and then see the interesting displays at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Toyooka trip planner.

Drive from Ise to Toyooka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Ise in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Toyooka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Takeda Castle Ruins, Onitakeinari Shrine
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins
Thermal Spas

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll explore and learn at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Oyama Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Takayama (Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama Jinya, &more), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Nambu Sake Brewery (in Ono). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Tsuzumi Gate, and stroll around Kenrokuen Garden.

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

You can drive from Toyooka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Nambu Sake Brewery, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei, approximately Koganei away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Odaiba, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, and shop like a local with Ginza.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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