46 days in Japan & Manila Itinerary

46 days in Japan & Manila Itinerary

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1
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
2
Sapporo, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Shakotan-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Abashiri, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Matsumoto, Japan
— 1 night
6
Takayama, Japan
— 3 nights
7
Nagoya, Japan
— 2 nights
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
9
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
10
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
11
Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
12
Naha, Japan
— 2 nights
13
Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
14
Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights

7
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
You've now added Mount Fuji to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Enoshima Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kamakura Hiking Trails), Musashino (Kichijoji & Inokashira Park) and Enoshima Sea Candle (in Fujisawa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, walk around Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, and take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

Indianapolis, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around °F. You'll set off for Sapporo on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Musashino, Fujisawa, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Mount Fuji
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Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

5
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Toya and Otaru Kihinkan. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Sobetsu Park (in Sobetsu-cho), Ginga Teien (in Eniwa) and Fukidashi Park (in Kyogoku-cho). There's still lots to do: walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, make a trip to Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo travel planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Sapporo at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Hokkaido, Sobetsu Park, Ginga Teien, Fukidashi Park
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Fukidashi Park ©
Fukidashi Park

2
nights
Shakotan-cho, Japan

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide, explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Kamui Misaki Denjidai Trace, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, thenkick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Shakotan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Yoichi Fisheries Museum, relax in the rural setting at Asadaen Farm, steep yourself in history at Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shakotan-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sapporo to Shakotan-cho in 2 hours. In July in Shakotan-cho, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Abashiri.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yoichi-cho
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

3
nights
Abashiri, Japan

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
You've now added Abashiri Prison Museum to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Notoro and Flower Garden Hana Tento. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, explore the activities along Tofutsu Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eisen-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Omagari Kohanenchi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Abashiri sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Abashiri in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Okhotsk Chipmunk Park ©
Okhotsk Chipmunk Park
Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum

1
night
Matsumoto, Japan

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the activities along Ushidome Pond, admire the sheer force of Sanbondaki Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Zengoro Fall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bandokoro Otaki Falls, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, walk around Matsumotojo Park, steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, thenwander the streets of Nakamachi Street, thenexplore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Fukashi Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abashiri to Matsumoto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Abashiri in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Matsumoto: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zengoro Fall ©
Zengoro Fall
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School

3
nights
Takayama, Japan

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.
Satoyama Experience has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, make a short side trip with Satoyama Experience, thensee the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at Takayama City Hall, see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town, thensee the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, thenget a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Takayama sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hida Furukawa Old Town
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Satoyama Experience ©
Satoyama Experience
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll around Higashiyama Park, explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, thencontemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, thenmake a trip to Kiyomasako Ishiriki Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Nagoya TV Tower. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, thendon't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally wander the streets of Sakae.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Gio-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Uji (Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple & Gokuraku-ji Temple). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, take some stellar pictures from Sagano, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in July: highs in Kyoto hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Uji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Symphony Hall and then walk around Nakanoshima Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

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 31st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound and then snap pictures at Aioi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Motoyasu River, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

2
nights
Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, thenwalk around Nagasaki Seaside Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofukuji Temple, make a trip to Glover Sky Road, walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, thensee the interesting displays at Nagasaki Museum of Traditional Performing Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Nagasaki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ©
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
Glover Sky Road
Glover Sky Road

2
nights
Naha, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, thenmake a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and finally make a trip to Kanagushikumuraya. On the next day, stop by Umichurara, kick back and relax at Naminoue Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Naminoue-gu Shrine, make a trip to Kokusaidori, thenmake a trip to Makishi Public Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naha online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Naha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Naha can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road ©
Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©

5
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Tamatorizaki Observatory has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Hirakubozaki and Nosoko Mape. Venture out of the city with trips to Iriomote-jima (Scuba & Snorkeling, Barasu Island, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Yonehara Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. In August in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
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Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

2
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Rizal Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Rizal Monument, thenstroll around Rizal Park, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort San Antonio Abad, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, thenwander the streets of Intramuros, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manila, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Ishigaki to Manila in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ishigaki to Manila. In August, daytime highs in Manila are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Walking tours

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