30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Maseru
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Maseru

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip tool .

Maseru, Lesotho to Hiroshima is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maseru to Hiroshima is 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Maseru in February: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gion and Dotonbori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Fujiyama Museum. Visiting Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sankodai and head outdoors with Momiji Tunnel.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Fujiyama Museum, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

4
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Visiting Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area will get you outdoors. Explore Yamanouchi-machi's surroundings by going to Iizuna Resort (in Iizuna-machi), Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura) and Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano). There's still lots to do: stroll through Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort and hit the slopes at Ryuoo Mountain Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yamanouchi-machi when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Zenko-ji Temple, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Iizuna Resort
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ueno Zoo and The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest. Visit Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, shop like a local with Asakusa, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and look for gifts at Wa Space.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get outdoors at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Toguchi no Hama and Aragusuku Beach. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji and kick back and relax at Sawada no hama Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

5
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yonehara Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ishigaki Yaima Village and Oganzaki Lighthouse. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stop by Pinion Direct Shop, stroll through Akashi Beach, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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