30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
4
Aomori
— Few hours
5
Kurashiki
— 1 night
6
Kobe
— 4 nights
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
8
Osaka
— 7 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Hase-dera Temple and Kōtoku-in will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour planning website.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in November, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Odawara Castle, Fuji-Q Highland, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle

3
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Popular historic sites such as Goryokaku Park and Onuma Park Walking Path are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Motomachi and The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, and don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hakodate road trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakodate in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hakodate, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Aomori.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path

few
hours
Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru and then delve into the distant past at Sannai-Maruyama Site.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aomori trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Aomori by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November in Aomori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Aomori

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru ©
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

1
night
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Achi Shrine, steep yourself in history at Ohashi House, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kurashiki trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Aomori to Kurashiki in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Aomori in November, expect Kurashiki to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kibitsu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kibitsu Shrine ©
Kibitsu Shrine

4
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Himeji Castle and Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai). Step out of Kobe to go to Himeji and see Koko-en, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Suma Aqualife Park Kobe, take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, and soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kobe planning tool.

You can take a train from Kurashiki to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kurashiki in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kobe, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kinkaku-ji and Ginkakuji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kyoto to go to Uji and see Byodoin, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kobe to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

7
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.
Osaka Castle and Koyasan Okunoin will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Dotombori District and Kasuga Grand Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Mt. Koya) and Nara (Isuien Garden, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire the striking features of Shin Umeda City, make a trip to Osaka City Central Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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