30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

6
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.
Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Family-friendly places like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Disneyland will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Matsumoto Castle and Kita Yatsuga-take will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Fuji and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and take in the pleasant sights at Momiji Tunnel.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji, Kita Yatsuga-take, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Building. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Asahiyaki
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Himeji Castle and Koyasan Okunoin. Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano), Nara (Nara Park & Kasuga Grand Shrine) and Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suma Beach, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Jikko Cutlery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour builder tool .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Suma Beach, Gyoja no Taki, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
You'll explore and learn at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Japanese Rural Toy Museum. Popular historic sites such as Miyajima and Hiroshima Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Shrine, & more) and Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Bring the kids along to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Manza Dream Hole. Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Kise Beach (in Nago) and Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Diamond Beach). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at USS Emmons, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, look for all kinds of wild species at Sesoko Labyrinth, and enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in September: high temperatures in Motobu-cho hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nakijin-son, Kise Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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