30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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

— 6 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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to Tokyo is 12 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hakone-machi (Thermal Spas, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more) and Fujinomiya (Kusushi Shrine & Kengamine). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Sankodai, and admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Kanazawa

— 4 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 (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Takayama (Shofuen Matsuno Chaho, Sanmachi Suji, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and stop by Higashichaya Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, expect nights in Kanazawa to be slightly colder, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and visit Arashiyama.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

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 (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

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.