30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
3
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Motobu-cho
4
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry to Kagoshima, Train to Kumamoto, Drive to Takachiho-cho
6
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Taxi to Bungoogi, Train to Hiroshima
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
8
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
10
Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
Fly
11
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Miyakojima

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Irabu Ohashi and Yabiji. There's lots more to do: make a trip to East Henna Cape, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, and snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima online holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Miyakojima is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Ishigaki

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Tamatorizaki Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Cape Hirakubozaki, stop by Yurateiku Market, walk around Kabira Park, and get great views at Cape Ongazaki.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip maker website.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Nara no Taki Falls, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then head off the coast to Iriomote Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Iriomote-jima trip itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Motobu-cho

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Onna-son (Blue Cave & Cape Maeda), Zakimi Castle Ruins (in Yomitan-son) and Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach, Cape Hedo, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Beach, meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Motobu-cho online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Yakusugi Land. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, and finally make a trip to Taikoiwa.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, Yakushima-cho is slightly colder than Motobu-cho - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Takachiho-cho

— 1 night
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then take in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima travel planner.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Hiroshima by combination of taxi and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Kyoto

— 4 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: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, then make a trip to Omicho Market, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip builder site.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Tateyama-machi

— 2 nights
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, admire the sheer force of Shomyo Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount. Tsurugi. On your second day here, trek along Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., take in the pleasant sights at Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), then admire the engineering at Kurobe Dam, and finally go for a walk through Daikanbo.

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

Drive from Kanazawa to Tateyama-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Tateyama-machi sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ueno District and Tokyo National Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Tateyama-machi to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.