30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyakojima
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Onna-son
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Sapporo
— 4 nights

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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, get outside with Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and finally head outdoors with Sunayama Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Miyakojima is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Miyakojima. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Miyakojima at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Yabiji
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

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Kondoi Beach
4.5
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Lighthouse
Cape Hirakubozaki
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ida no Hama Beach and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima driving holiday app.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Must see
Hoshisuna Beach
4.3
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Waterfall
Pinaisara Falls
4.8

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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, browse the different shops at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM, and then get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Onna-son trip maker.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Onna-son when traveling from Iriomote-jima in April, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Onna-son

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Historic Walking Area
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
4.3

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Get some historical perspective at Sakitsu Catholic Church and Suwa Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture and Dejima. Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Yutoku Inari Shrine in Kashima, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of 26 Martyrs Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Inasa Goshinji International Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki road trip planning site.

You can fly from Onna-son to Nagasaki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Onna-son in April; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Miyajima, then see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Koyasan Okunoin and Hozenji Yokocho are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Hankyu Umeda Honten. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Nara Park & Kasuga Grand Shrine). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tenjinzaka, and take a stroll through Midosuji Street.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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Religious Site
Kasuga Grand Shrine
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Toji. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Religious Site
Toji
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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.
Head to Omotesando and Murasaki Sports Ueno Hontenfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Zojo-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Ueno District, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and stop by Odaiba District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Sapporo.

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Must see
Asakusa Shrine
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Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Get in touch with nature at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Sapporo Teine. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and The Hokkaido University Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Okurayama Lookout, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and take in the exciting artwork at Sanroku Design.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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