30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Nara
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 4 nights

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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Knoxville, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Knoxville in November since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Fun2Drive, &more) and Nishizawa Valley (in Yamanashi). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, stop by Mountaineering Gear Rental Shop La Mont, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi
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World heritage site
Mount Fuji
4.5

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more) and Momijidani Park (in Miyajima). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Island
Miyajima
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7

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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nara.

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5

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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Byodoin (in Uji), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Ise Grand Shrine (in Ise). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, and take a peaceful walk through Kasugayama.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nara online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. November in Nara sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyoto.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
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Wildlife Area
Nara Park
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Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Kora-cho (Saimyo-ji Temple Omotesando & Saimyo-ji Temple) and Kongorin-ji Temple (in Aisho-cho). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

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Neighborhood
Arashiyama
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa online holiday builder.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
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Landmark
Seisonkaku Villa
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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Spas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and stroll around Odori Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Sapporo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, things will get a bit cooler in Sapporo: highs are around 42°F and lows about 38°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
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