30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Addis Ababa
Fly:  16​h
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Yoron-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Addis Ababa

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Castle. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Daishoin Temple, & more), Oda (Kotogahama Beach & Thermal Spas) and Saijo (in Higashihiroshima). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Hiroshima is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Addis Ababa in June, Hiroshima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Oda, Saijo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. You'll explore and learn at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Hosomi Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Mizuno Sportology Gallery, Dotonbori, & more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Pola Museum of Art. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo. Change things up with a short trip to The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone-machi (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, shop like a local with Asakusa, make a trip to Takeshita Street, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Nishibama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, appreciate the history behind Statue of Shiro, look for all kinds of wild species at Toma, then head off the coast to Zamami Island, and finally get outside with Ama Beach. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Nishibama, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ibinume Shrine.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Zamami-son. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in June; daily highs in Zamami-son reach 34°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Aka Beach ©
Aka Beach
Ama Beach ©
Ama Beach

2
nights
Yoron-cho

Yoron-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Akasaki Limestone Cavern, get outside with Yurigahama, kick back and relax at Okaneku Coast, then take in the pleasant sights at Yoron Ethnic Village, then contemplate the long history of Yoron Castle Ruin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fubama, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stop by Aoi Sangosyo, then kick back and relax at Udonosu Beach, then head outdoors with Terasaki Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Southern Cross Center.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yoron-cho road trip planning site .

You can drive from Zamami-son to Yoron-cho in 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yoron-cho can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yurigahama ©
Yurigahama
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kotohira Shrine ©
Kotohira Shrine

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Relax by the water at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Harimizu Utaki. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Arasshisuhida Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima vacation builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yoron-cho to Miyakojima. In June, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

6
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Head to Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. Visit Yonehara Beach and Shiraho Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ishigaki: Iriomote-jima (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Sukuji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip maker app .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Iriomote-jima
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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