30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Island Countryside Settlement will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Yonehara Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, stroll around Banna Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki trip itinerary planning site .

Bengaluru, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Ishigaki, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Ishigaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

2
nights
Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Mizuochi Falls, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Yabiji. Take a break from the city and head to Sunayama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miyakojima road trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. June in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Onna-son

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sefa-Utaki and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son), Okichan Theater (in Motobu-cho) and Nakijin Castle Ruins (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Clara Church.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Onna-son online itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Onna-son are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Sefa-Utaki, St. Clara Church, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okichan Theater
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nakijin Castle Ruins ©
Nakijin Castle Ruins

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Wilson Stump, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then make a trip to Jōmon Sugi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and then explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip planner .

Getting from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Onna-son in June: high temperatures in Yakushima-cho hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

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.
Visit Daishoin Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yamato Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toji and Chion-in Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise Shrine Geku, Koyasan Okunoin, Todai-ji Temple, Himeji Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get some historical perspective at Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple and Wada House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Venture out of the city with trips to Nanto (Ainokura Gassho Community & Suganuma Gassho Community), The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa journey planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Kanazawa are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Hase-dera Temple and Sensō-ji. Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planning tool .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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