30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hase-dera Temple and Imperial Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is cooler than Manila - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Fuji-Q Highland, Odawara Castle, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

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.
Goryokaku Park and Motomachi will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Onuma Park Walking Path and Trappistine Monasteries. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, and look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planner.

You can 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, Hakodate is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Aomori.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru and then get to know the fascinating history of Sannai-Maruyama Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aomori trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hakodate to Aomori by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (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 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achi Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Ohashi House, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kurashiki day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Aomori to Kurashiki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Aomori in November, expect Kurashiki to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can 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.
Visit Himeji Castle and Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) and Kobe Harborland. When in Kobe, make a side trip to see Koko-en in Himeji, approximately Himeji away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, snap pictures at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kurashiki to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kurashiki in November, Kobe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama. 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, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough 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 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Isuien Garden, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Mt. Koya). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to 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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