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
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  6​h
2
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Matsumoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
On the 19th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, stroll around Kabira Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online sightseeing planner .

Bengaluru, India to Ishigaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Ishigaki is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Ishigaki hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ishigaki to Nagasaki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in April, with highs in Nagasaki at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip planner .

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour planner .

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa attractions 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 May, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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4
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsumoto: Kirigamine Marshland (in Suwa), Yashimagahara Marsh (in Shimosuwa-machi) and Takayama (Takayama Jinya & Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, get outside with Mt.Takagari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinashinmeigu, and go for a walk through Daiganbo.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Matsumoto road trip planner .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Omachi, Takayama, Daiho-ji Temple, Kirigamine Marshland
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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
Have a day of magic on the 14th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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