30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  6 h 45 min
6
Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Subway:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. Kids will appreciate attractions like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Step out of Tokyo to go to Mitaka and see Ghibli Museum Mitaka, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, and find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of subway, flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. In September, Tokyo is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Fuji and Matsumoto Castle. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kita Yatsuga-take will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi and hike along Momiji Tunnel.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Kita Yatsuga-take, Matsumoto Castle, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
For shopping fun, head to Nishiki Market Shopping District or Asahiyaki. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, stop by Arashiyama, and contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip website.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Asahiyaki
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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.
Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Kasuga Grand Shrine), Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, look for gifts at Jikko Cutlery Sakai, head outdoors with Suma Beach, and see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary builder site.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Gyoja no Taki, Himeji Castle, Suma Beach
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Get outdoors at Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Appreciate the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Ohara Museum of Art. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Japanese Rural Toy Museum (in Kurashiki). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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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
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Okichan Theater. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Akabaka Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Onna-son (Manza Dream Hole, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Kise Beach (in Nago). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at USS Emmons, explore the gorgeous colors at Sesoko Labyrinth, and get outside with Anchihama.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Motobu-cho sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect Motobu-cho to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nakijin-son, Kise Beach
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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