30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Semarang
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Otaru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Urayasu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Fuji National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Semarang

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle as well as Universal Studios Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo) and Kinkaku-ji (in Kyoto). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, wander the streets of Dotonbori, and look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner .

Semarang, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Semarang to Osaka due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, & more). The adventure continues: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in April: high temperatures in Kanazawa hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You've now added Odori Park to your itinerary. Step out of Sapporo with an excursion to Rusutsu Resort Ski in Rusutsu-mura--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, and steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online trip builder .

Fly from Kanazawa to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Kanazawa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Rusutsu Resort Ski
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

1
night
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Otaru Canal. On the 12th (Sun), hit the slopes at Asarigawa Onsen Winter Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, and then stroll through Otaru Canal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Otaru trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Otaru by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

3
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shikisai no Oka. Change things up with these side-trips from Biei-cho: Furano Ski Resort (in Furano), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Hoppo Yasoen (in Takasu-cho). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, delve into the lush surroundings at Biruke no Mori, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Furano, and go for a walk through Shirakaba Road.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Otaru to Biei-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Otaru in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Biei-cho, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Urayasu.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Asahikawa, Mt.Tokachi, Mt. Furano, Furano Ski Resort, Hoppo Yasoen
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo

3
nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Get out of town with these interesting Urayasu side-trips: Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple (in Narita), Hojuin Temple Kannon Building (in Inzai) and The World Doll Museum (in Abiko). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Otowa Kiyomizu Temple, take in panoramic vistas at I-link Town Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Ibaraki Nature Museum, and tee off at Murasaki Country Club Murasaki Ayame Course.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Urayasu journey planner.

You can fly from Biei-cho to Urayasu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Biei-cho in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Urayasu, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Fuji National Park.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibaraki Nature Museum, I-link Town Observatory, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, The World Doll Museum, Hojuin Temple Kannon Building
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

1
night
Fuji National Park

Fuji National Park ©
Featuring the highest mountain peak in the country, Fuji National Park has long been a place of pilgrimage and poetry, with the active stratovolcano central to Japanese identity, history, and art.
You've now added Mount Fuji to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): head outdoors with Yoshida Route, hike along Fujinomiya Route, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

Plan a Fuji National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Urayasu to Fuji National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Urayasu in April, things will get a bit cooler in Fuji National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fuji National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Yoshida Route, Fujinomiya Route, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Ise (Okageza, Okage Yokocho, & more) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of Nagoya Higashiyamaso.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nagoya journey planner.

Getting from Fuji National Park to Nagoya by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Fuji National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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Traveling by train from Nagoya to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hiroshima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Nagasaki (Glover Garden, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, & more), Nagao Castle Park (in Nagayo-cho) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, and walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka online itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Dazaifu, Huis Ten Bosch, Nagao Castle Park
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

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