30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kamakura
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online attractions planner.

Tucson, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tucson to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tucson, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kamakura.
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Kamakura — 3 nights

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kamakura is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), make a trip to Kōtoku-in, and head off the coast to Enoshima Island.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamakura online travel planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days in Kamakura, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can fly from Kamakura to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.
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Motobu-cho — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Blue Cave, &more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, head outdoors with Bisezaki, and identify plant and animal life at USS Emmons.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kanazawa to Motobu-cho takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Kanazawa in June, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 85°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima, about 1h 55 min away. Spend 18th (Sat) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in June; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 79°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.
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Himeji — 1 night

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then trek along Mt Shosha hiking.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and visit Gion.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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