30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner

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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 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.
Spend 2nd (Thu) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and stroll around Kabira Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki travel planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Ishigaki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Ishigaki is minus 0.5 hours. In June, Ishigaki is much hotter than Adelaide - with highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Hiroshima

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima travel planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Ishigaki in June, things will get slightly colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Himeji online holiday maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Himeji are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Kyoto

— 6 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: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Universal Studios Japan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip site.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

Matsumoto

— 2 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along Pond Tashiro and then delve into the lush surroundings at Larch Forests In Kamikochi area. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, then deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Zuisho Matsumotokan.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto day trip site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Kanazawa

— 4 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa journey website.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Hakodate

— 2 nights

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Hachimanzaka, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakodate holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Hakodate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kanazawa in June, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around 21°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip website.

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in June, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 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.