30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Algiers
Fly:  23​h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kita
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h 30​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Algiers

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 Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ghibli Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, take a stroll through Harajuku Takeshita-dori, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool .

Algiers, Algeria to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Algiers in September: highs in Tokyo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Nijo-jo Castle. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, take in the views from Togetsukyo Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Katsura Imperial Villa.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Shop till you drop at Dotonbori and Minami (Namba). Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Shinsaibashi.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kita fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kita in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Visiting Isso Beach and Yakusugi Land will get you outdoors. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama and make a trip to Taikoiwa.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kita to Yakushima-cho. In September, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Gojuno To, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikasahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Get outdoors at Nirai Beach and Manza Beach. Visit Okuma Beach and Kariyushi Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachimun no Sato (in Yomitan-son) and Kouri Bridge (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son tour planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hiroshima to Onna-son in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. In September, Onna-son is somewhat warmer than Hiroshima - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yomitan-son, Kouri Ohashi, Okuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visit Yonaha Maehama Beach and Sunayama Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Aragusuku Beach and Painagama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, stroll through Tomori Imugya Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Toriike Pond, and make a trip to East Henna Cape.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima visit planner .

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

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