30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
5
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kōtoku-in, Nagakubo Park
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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: Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more), Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey maker .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Matsumoto Castle, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Waku Pond
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Takayama (Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), & more), Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa holiday maker app .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June: highs in Kanazawa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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: Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana), Osaka (Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, & more) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. 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 Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Himeji online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Himeji are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama, Kurashiki, Tottori Sand Dunes, Hattoji Furusatomura, Kunimi no Mori Park
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

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: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima day trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. 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
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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