30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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30 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Naha
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

7
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.
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Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Omotesando ©
Omotesando
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Kiddy Land Harajuku

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Building. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shugakuin Imperial Villa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Katsura Imperial Villa.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Osaka Castle and Kasuga Grand Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin), Chuo (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) & Kobe Harborland) and Nara (Nara Park, Naramachi, & more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online trip itinerary maker .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

3
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kokura Castle. For shopping fun, head to Tenjin Underground Shopping Center or JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Karatsu Castle (in Karatsu), Mojiko Retro (in Kitakyushu) and Yoshinogari Historical Park (in Yoshinogari-cho).

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fukuoka day trip planner .

Take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kitakyushu, Karatsu Castle, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Yoshinogari Historical Park
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Karatsu Castle ©
Karatsu Castle

4
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son), Furuzamami Beach (in Zamami-son) and Aharen Beach (in Tokashiki-son). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, head outdoors with Tropical Beach, make a trip to Yachimun Street, and browse the range of quality goods at Ryubo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naha trip tool .

Fly from Fukuoka to Naha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Naha sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nirai Beach, Furuzamami Beach, Aharen Beach, Tropical Beach
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

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