30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Jeju, Jeju Island
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
4
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Takayama
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
7
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
9
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Osaka
— 1 night
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: Taipei

9
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shimokitazawa, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo DisneySea, and other attractions. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Jeju, South Korea to Tokyo is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 24:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've added Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Chureito Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, walk around Onshi Hakone Park, then make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, then stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Kawaguchi, Chureito Pagoda, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

few
hours
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. You will leave for Matsumoto on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 27th (Mon), take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine, then make a trip to Matsumoto Castle, and finally experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto day trip planning site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Matsumoto: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nawate Shopping District
Nawate Shopping District
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Daio Wasabi Farm ©
Daio Wasabi Farm

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hida Takayama Museum of Art as well as The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Takayama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

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.
You've added Monkey Park Iwatayama, Aeon Mall Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park and Higashimuki Shopping Street. On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Higashimuki Shopping Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nara when traveling from Kyoto in May, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

4
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.
You've added Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Shinsekai, America Mura, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in May, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Miyajima, Peace Bell, Peace Flame, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then steep yourself in history at Peace Flame, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and finally don't miss a visit to Okonomimura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planning site.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka itinerary website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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