30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Naha
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  45​min
5
Nagoya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son), Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi, Aiai Farm, & more) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clara Church, and pause for some photo ops at Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naha day trip app .

New Delhi, India to Naha is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Naha is 3 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Naha: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Motobu-cho, Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi, St. Clara Church, Sefa-Utaki
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more), Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Naha to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Naha in February, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Ohara Museum of Art
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
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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

3
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Daisen Outlook (in Mimasaka), Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area (in Yabu) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuma, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online travel planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Daisen Outlook, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Mt. Kuma, Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Toba (Toba Aquarium, Former Toba Elementary School, & more) and Ise (Tsukiyominomiya, Okage Yokocho, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and steep yourself in history at Nagoya Higashiyamaso.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya sightseeing site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha (in Hida), Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses) and Takayama (Daiouji Temple, Takayama Jinya, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in March, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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