30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Saga
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Saga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Miyazaki
— 3 nights
Drive to Kagoshima, Ferry to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Kochi
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Kochi
— 2 nights
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Kochi
— 2 nights
Train to Takamatsu(Kagawa), Ferry to Naoshima-cho
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Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
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Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Okayama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tottori
— 3 nights
Drive

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Saga

Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per km². You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hamanoura Rice Terrace and Ogi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saga: Tosu Stadium (in Tosu), Sakuramon (in Takeo) and Yamaga (Yamaga Lanterns Folk Crafts Museum & Onsen Resorts). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kora Taisha Shrine and snap pictures at Chikugo River Lift Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saga trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Saga is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Saga

Parks · Spas · Baths · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Miyazaki

Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyugasaki Umagase and Airplane Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Miyazaki: Hyuga (Cruss Sea & Omi Shrine). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eda Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo, and walk around Heiwadai Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyazaki tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saga to Miyazaki in 4 hours. In June in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Taikoiwa and Yahazu Cape. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Isso Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sandaisugi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online vacation builder.

Getting from Miyazaki to Yakushima-cho by combination of car and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Kagoshima

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arimura Lava Lookout and Yamakataya Kagoshima. Step out of Kagoshima with an excursion to Itatetsuwamono Shrine Kamafuta Shrine in Minamikyushu--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buried Shrine Gate, don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station, take an in-depth tour of Shoko Shuseikan Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kinko Bay.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kagoshima day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Kagoshima sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kochi

The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
On the 6th (Fri), stop by Kure Taisho-machi Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tosa Shrine, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and finally make a trip to Obiyamachi Ichibangai. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Kochi Park, contemplate the long history of Kochi Castle, appreciate the history behind Ampan Man & Baikin Man Statue, then don't miss a visit to Tourism Event Hall Ryomaden Bakumatsu Shishi Shachu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi road trip planning website.

Getting from Kagoshima to Kochi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Kochi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kochi

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kokubunji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Tei Port, then get to know the fascinating history of Ekingura, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Torahiko Terada Museum, don't miss a visit to Tourism Event Hall Ryomaden Bakumatsu Shishi Shachu, make a trip to Chikyu 33, then don't miss a visit to Katsuobune, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyotakiji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wakamiya Hachimangū.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi holiday site.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Naoshima-cho

On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 10th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Black Sea Bream of Uno, pause for some photo ops at Goddess of Love Statue, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ojigadake, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shibukawa Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shimacoya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Shrine, walk around Shibukawa Park Fujidana, then admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, and finally visit Naoshima Bath.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naoshima-cho trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Kochi to Naoshima-cho in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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Naoshima-cho

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, then get in on the family fun at Omocha Okoku, and then stroll around Miyama Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Naoshima Pavillion, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shibukawa Marine Aquariums (Tamano City Marine Museum), and then kick back and relax at Shibukawa Coast.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho travel itinerary planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Okayama.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Okayama

A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Washu and Achi Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Okayama side-trips: Bitchu Matsuyama Castle (in Takahashi), Great Seto Bridge (in Kurashiki) and Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) (in Tsuyama). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, admire the natural beauty at RSK Bara Garden, stroll around Seto Ohashi Memorial Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Okayama trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Okayama in 2.5 hours. In July in Okayama, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Tottori

A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Tottori City Shikano Orai Koryukan Dream, admire the verdant scenery at Okutsu Valley, and then admire the sheer force of Amedaki Fall. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Warabekan, then stroll around Ochidani Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannonin, and finally walk around Shikano Castle Site Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tottori day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Okayama to Tottori takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Tottori sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.