30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Fukuoka
— 1 night
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
5
Aso
— 2 nights
6
Shimanto
— 1 night
7
Miyoshi
— 1 night
8
Kyoto
— 4 nights
9
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
10
Chino
— 2 nights
11
Itoigawa
— 1 night
12
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
13
Eiheiji-cho
— 1 night
14
Tokyo
— 5 nights
15
Osaka
— 1 night

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kinpusenji Temple and Muroji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kawasaki Good Times World (in Kobe), Mt Shosha hiking (in Himeji) and Walking tours (in Nara). There's lots more to do: stroll around Shukugawa Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Osaka, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. April in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trips

Muroji Temple, Shukugawa Park, Kawasaki Good Times World, Kinpusenji Temple, Mt Shosha hiking
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park
Shukugawa Park ©
Shukugawa Park
Muroji Temple ©
Muroji Temple

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): get outside with Tobishima Kaido, head outdoors with Paddle Park, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the activities along Motoyasu River.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima tour planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Outdoors Spas Parks

Side Trips

Tobishima Kaido, Paddle Park
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Paddle Park ©
Paddle Park
Motoyasu River ©
Motoyasu River

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, browse the collection at Fukuoka City Public Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shikaumi Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kashii-gu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hakoshima Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Yusentei Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin, thensnap pictures at Fukuhaku Deai Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at TOTO Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

TOTO Museum, Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
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Kashii-gu ©
Kashii-gu
TOTO Museum ©
TOTO Museum
Yusentei Park ©
Yusentei Park

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, thenadmire the masterpieces at Shimada Museum of Arts, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Tetori Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aso.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake
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Shimada Museum of Arts ©
Shimada Museum of Arts
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church
Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine ©
Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine

2
nights
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Aso Mizuki Meguri, thenexperience rural life at Couples, thencruise along Aso Panorama Line, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kabutoiwa Lookout. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yamanami Highway, enjoy breathtaking views from Aso Skyline View Place, and then look for gifts at Monzenmachi Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aso trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kumamoto to Aso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Aso, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Shimanto.

Things to do in Aso

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Yamanami Highway
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

1
night
Shimanto

Shimanto
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): snap pictures at Hage Chinka Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Nakamura Castle Ruins, and then browse the exhibits of Shimanto Local Hisotorical Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shimanto day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aso to Shimanto takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Shimanto

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
You've now added Mt. Miune to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hike along Mt. Miune.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miyoshi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Shimanto to Miyoshi in 3.5 hours. April in Miyoshi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Mt. Miune ©
Mt. Miune

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Keage Incline and Yodo River Park Sewaritei District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Saimyo-ji Temple (in Kora-cho), Tsukiyominomiya (in Ise) and 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園 (in Hikone). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yamazaki River, learn something new at NINJA VR KYOTO, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jonangu Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online road trip planner.

You can drive from Miyoshi to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), Saimyo-ji Temple, Tsukiyominomiya, 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, Yamazaki River
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
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Keage Incline ©
Keage Incline
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added The Hakone Open-Air Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chino.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

2
nights
Chino

Chino ©
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Horo Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Jinchokan Moriya Archives, admire the landmark architecture of Flying Mud Boat, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yokodake, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tengu, and finally delve into the distant past at Togari Ishi Yosukeoneiseki. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Chino Ekimae Jomon Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Tateshina Otaki Fall, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kirigamine Marshland, and finally experience rural life at Takabayashi Fish Farm.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chino tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Chino takes 3 hours. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Chino, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Itoigawa.

Things to do in Chino

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kirigamine Marshland
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Mt. Yokodake ©
Mt. Yokodake
Flying Mud Boat ©
Flying Mud Boat
Mt. Tengu ©
Mt. Tengu

1
night
Itoigawa

Itoigawa ©
Itoigawa is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 44,684 and a population density of 59.9 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Itoigawa Museum of History and Folklore, take some stellar pictures from Japan Sea Observation Deck, and then explore the activities along Shiraike Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Itoigawa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chino to Itoigawa by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Itoigawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Itoigawa

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Itoigawa Museum of History and Folklore ©
Itoigawa Museum of History and Folklore

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Ishikawa Prefectural Office 19th Floor Observatory Lobby, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, stop by Sakuda Honten, thenget lost in a book at Kanazawa Umimirai Library, thensee the interesting displays at Shinise Memorial Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Itoigawa to Kanazawa in 2 hours. In May in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Eiheiji-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Ishiura Shrine ©
Ishiura Shrine
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Kanazawa Noh Museum ©
Kanazawa Noh Museum

1
night
Eiheiji-cho

Eiheiji-cho
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiheijiguchi Station Old Building.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Eiheiji-cho visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Eiheiji-cho takes 1.5 hours. May in Eiheiji-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Eiheiji-cho

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Suwa Yakata Remains Garden
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Samurai Armor Photo Studio. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park (in Koganei), Jogashima Island (in Jogashima) and Memorial Warships Mikasa (in Yokosuka). There's much more to do: walk around Kinuta Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kiyosumi Teien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tokyo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eiheiji-cho to Tokyo. Traveling from Eiheiji-cho in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Oarai Isosaki Shrine, Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park, Jindai Botanical Gardens, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, Sakura no yama Park
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
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Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Kinuta Park ©
Kinuta Park

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Itami Sky Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks

Side Trip

Itami Sky Park
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Itami Sky Park ©
Itami Sky Park

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