30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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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 out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, visit Odaiba District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 4 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashinoko, &more) and Fujinomiya (Kengamine & Fujinomiya Route). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, get great views at Fujiyama Sushi-Making Tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Fuji Five Lakes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Momijidani Park (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Gekijyo, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

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 Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Blue Cave, &more) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, meet the residents at Okichan Theater, and see the vivid underwater world at Sesoko Labyrinth.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: high temperatures in Motobu-cho hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Ishigaki

— 5 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.
Spend 26th (Mon) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, don't miss a visit to Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 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.