30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
5
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

10
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 off the beaten path and head to Nezu Shrine and Pola Museum of Art. Step out of the city life by going to Kiyose Sunflower Farm and Poppy Happy Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Minoyama Park (in Minano-machi), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Yanaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samukawa Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip itinerary builder .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fuefuki, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Samukawa Shrine
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Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Sakae and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Nango Suisan Center in Otsu--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nango Suisan Center, Sakae
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten. On the next day, take a stroll through Dotonbori, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, don't miss a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple, stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, then take a stroll through Midosuji Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka online driving holiday planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Arima Onsen, Horyu-ji Temple
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Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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.
Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Senjokaku will appeal to history buffs. Head to Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street and YouMe Town Hiroshimafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Yunotsu Onsen (in Oda), Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Aromatic Forest Park (in Ohnan-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Yawata Wetlands, head off the coast to Miyajima, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima driving holiday planner .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Fukuyama, Tsuwano Castle, Unrin-ji Temple, Former Naval Academy
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Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

3
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yutoku Inari Shrine, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, identify plant and animal life at Kabashima Ounagi Habitat, then get into the urban bustle at The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Mifuneyama Rakuen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hirokora Camping Ground, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Unzendake.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mifuneyama Rakuen, Onsen Resorts, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Hirokora Camping Ground, Mt. Unzendake
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Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Onsen Resorts

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza Itoya Hontren and Takeshita Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Semba Boadwalk and Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Katakuri to Omurasaki no Forest (in Ogawa-machi), Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima). See even more of Tokyo: steep yourself in history at Kiunkaku, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, take a stroll through Asakusa, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Semba Boadwalk, Jogashima Island, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, National Maritime Research Institute, Kiunkaku
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk

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