30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Kagoshima, Train to Kumamoto, Drive to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Bus to Fukuoka, Fly to Tateyama-machi
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Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Shari-cho
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kondoi Beach and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Explore hidden gems such as Yonehara Beach and Nosoko Mape. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, get great views at Cape Ongazaki, take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ishigaki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Iriomote-jima

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Kanpiree Waterfall and then stroll through Hoshisuna Beach. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Miyakojima

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step out of the city life by going to Aragusuku Beach and Yabiji. Step off the beaten path and head to Toguchi no Hama and Irabu-jima Island. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Onna-son

— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nirai Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Cave and Valley of Gangala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Bisezaki, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more), Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo) and Kouri Beach (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market and make a trip to Cape Maeda.

Make your Onna-son itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Yakushima-cho

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Nagata Inakahama. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yakusugi Land and Seibu Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho road trip planning website.

Getting from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho day trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): go for a walk through Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), stroll through Kurobe Dam, and then explore the activities along Mikurigaike Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shomyo Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tateyama-machi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Takachiho-cho to Tateyama-machi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Tokyo

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Pola Museum of Art and Nezu Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Takeshita Street. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Hakone-machi to see The Hakone Open-Air Museum about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, visit Ueno District, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Tateyama-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Shari-cho

— 1 night
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, and finally cruise along Road to Heaven.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shari-cho sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: high temperatures in Shari-cho hover around 20°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Explore hidden gems such as Kodai-ji Temple and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Step out of Kyoto to go to Dotombori and see Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, visit Gion, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Shari-cho in June, with highs in Kyoto at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 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.