30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stop by Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Tokyo is little chillier than Bandar Seri Begawan - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 7:

Kanazawa

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa day trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Kyoto

— 7 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 Kyoto's surroundings by going to Otokunidera Temple (in Nagaokakyo) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:

Osaka

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Isuien Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, indulge in some personalized pampering at SpaWorld, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Hiroshima

— 5 nights

City of Peace

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 Matsuyama (Thermal Spas & Matsuyama Castle) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hiroshima using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.