30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Fukushima
— 2 nights
3
Tokyo
— Few hours
4
Miyazaki
— 3 nights
5
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
6
Beppu
— 2 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
8
Osaka
— 2 nights
9
Kyoto
— 3 nights
10
Takayama
— 2 nights
11
Sapporo
— 4 nights
12
Tokyo
— 3 nights

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kyu Iwasakitei Teien and Karasumori Shrine. Family-friendly places like Madame Tussauds Tokyo and National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, stop by MUJI Yurakucho, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

2
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Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fukushima City Minka-en, thenbrowse the range of quality goods at Nakago Fukushima, and then walk around Chayanuma Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bikki Numa, thenexamine the collection at Nishida Memorial Museum, thenstop by Anna Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Fukushima Inari Shrine.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fukushima day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fukushima takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in August; daily highs in Fukushima reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukushima

Shopping Museums Parks
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Nakago Fukushima ©
Nakago Fukushima
Nishida Memorial Museum ©
Nishida Memorial Museum
Fukushima City Minka-en ©
Fukushima City Minka-en

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hours
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, thenexplore the world behind art at Ota Memorial Museum of Art, and then look for gifts at Kiddy Land Harajuku.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tokyo trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Fukushima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. In August, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Fukushima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping
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Ota Memorial Museum of Art ©
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Kiddy Land Harajuku ©
Kiddy Land Harajuku
Suntory Museum of Art ©
Suntory Museum of Art

3
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Oyodo River Study Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Miyzaki Science Center, thenstop by En Haut, and then contemplate the long history of Saitobaru Tomb.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miyazaki vacation planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Miyazaki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. August in Miyazaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saitobaru Tomb
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Miyzaki Science Center ©
Miyzaki Science Center
En Haut ©
En Haut

2
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Michi-no-Eki Asobonosato Kugino, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Aratate Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushifuru Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Tochimata Tanada Rice Terrace. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tunnel Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai, thendon't miss a visit to Akimoto Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kusakabeyoshimi Shrine.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Takachiho-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kusakabeyoshimi Shrine, Michi-no-Eki Asobonosato Kugino
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Aratate Shrine ©
Aratate Shrine
Michi-no-Eki Asobonosato Kugino ©
Michi-no-Eki Asobonosato Kugino

2
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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Tsurunoyu and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shidakako Lake. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Oita Prefectural Museum of History, enjoy breathtaking views from Jumonjibaru Observation Deck, and then examine the collection at Oita Fragrance Museum.

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

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Beppu

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oita Prefectural Museum of History
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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Oita Fragrance Museum ©
Oita Fragrance Museum
Shidakako Lake ©
Shidakako Lake
Tsurunoyu ©
Tsurunoyu

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for gifts at Monokoto Store, examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, thenexamine the collection at Honkawa Peace Museum, thensee the sky in a new way at Hiroshima Children's Museum, and finally get outside with Mikasahama Beach. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Hiroshima City Ebiyama Museum Of Meteorology and then head outdoors with Paddle Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Beppu to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum ©
Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

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.
Koyasan Reihokan Museum and Modern Transportation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yoshikien and Nishinomiya Shrine. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Muroji Temple (in Uda), Asuka-dera Temple (in Asuka-mura) and Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Amore Beach, browse the different shops at Universal City Walk Osaka, and examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip app.

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 August in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muroji Temple, Yoshikien, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, Nishinomiya Shrine, Asuka-dera Temple
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum
Muroji Temple ©
Muroji Temple
Asuka-dera Temple ©
Asuka-dera Temple

3
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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotoin, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jingoji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoshinji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Genkoan, browse for treasures at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Komyoin, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker website.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Uji, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura ©
Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple ©
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Jingoji Temple ©
Jingoji Temple

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hikaru Museum and Thermal Spas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum and Hida Takayama Art and Festa Forest. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiou-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Takayama journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Takayama, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Thermal Spas

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
Attractions like Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga and Sapporo Sculpture Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hokkaido Shrine Tongu and Naritasan Sapporo Betsuin Shinei-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Edwin Dun Memorial Hall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, engage your brain at Sapporo Science Center, and steep yourself in history at Former Gatehouse of Sapporo Agricultural College.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Takayama to Sapporo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Takayama in September: highs in Sapporo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Sapporo Science Center ©
Sapporo Science Center
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga ©
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu ©
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and Hozomon. Kids will enjoy St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo and Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum in Kawasaki--about 44 minutes away. See some other sides of Tokyo: examine the collection at Tobu Museum, admire the masterpieces at Idemitsu Museum of Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine, and stroll around Kitanomaru Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour builder.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin ©
Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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