30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
3
Toyama
— 2 nights
4
Kurobe
— 3 nights
5
Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
6
Takayama
— 2 nights
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
8
Osaka
— 4 nights
9
Hiroshima
— 4 nights

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and Samurai Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and teamLab Borderless. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Saitama (Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine & The Railway Museum), Moroiso Raised Beach (in Miura) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top, wander the streets of Yanaka District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel site.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Saitama, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Moroiso Raised Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ainokura Gassho Community and Ninja Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Nanto (Gokayama & Suganuma Gassho Community), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple, make a trip to Tsuzumi Gate, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online travel route planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nanto, Natadera Temple, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Maruoka Castle, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

2
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Zuiryuji Temple, walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, then explore the historical opulence of Toyama Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at Toyama Glass Art Museum. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Yatsuo no Machinami, examine the collection at Ecchu Yatsuo Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion, then kick back and relax at Iwasehama Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Traditional Townscape of Iwase.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Toyama route planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Toyama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Toyama can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Toyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Zuiryuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Toyama Castle ©
Toyama Castle

3
nights
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Shinyamabiko Bridge and Koiji Beach. Visit Hachigasaki Beach and Hisui Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kurobe: Suzu City Suzu Ware Museum (in Suzu), Lavender Beach (in Itoigawa) and Firefly Squid Museum (in Namerikawa).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kurobe sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Toyama to Kurobe takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Kurobe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Suzu, Itoigawa, Nyuzen-machi, Firefly Squid Museum, Koiji Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge
Suzu City Suzu Ware Museum ©
Suzu City Suzu Ware Museum

1
night
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Shomyo Falls, then cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mikurigaike Pond, and finally examine the collection at Toyama Prefectural Tateyama Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi trip builder site.

Drive from Kurobe to Tateyama-machi in 1.5 hours. October in Tateyama-machi sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Shomyo Falls ©
Shomyo Falls
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond

2
nights
Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, get great views at Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Takayama journey planning website.

Getting from Tateyama-machi to Takayama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

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.
Nijo Castle and Sanzen-in Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

Plan trip to Kyoto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Otsu
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koyasan Okunoin and Nigatsu-do Temple. Visit Toshodai-ji Temple and Muroji Temple for their historical value. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho), Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more) and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda). And it doesn't end there: stop by Dotombori District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and stroll the grounds of Ishibutai Tomb.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Sakurai, Muroji Temple, Ishibutai Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Taikodani Inari Shrine and Oyamazumi Shrine. Let the collections at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Yamato Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Oyamazumi Shrine, Taikodani Inari Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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