30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
5
Himeji
— 4 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagakubo Park (in Fujisawa) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Nagakubo Park, Kōtoku-in
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more) and Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Funatsu Tainai Jugata Lava Tree Mold, explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi visit planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Mount Fuji, Matsumoto Castle, Waku Pond
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

5
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen) and Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Omicho Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and visit Higashichaya Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa travel route planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, visit Arashiyama, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden, Inukai Bokudo Memorial Museum, &more), Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Tottori Sand Dunes (in Tottori). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito, walk around Kunimi no Mori Park, and identify plant and animal life at Hattoji Furusatomura.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Himeji itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in June: highs in Himeji hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama, Kurashiki, Hattoji Furusatomura, Kunimi no Mori Park, Tottori Sand Dunes
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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